Global Telecom Gets Helps with Environmental Compliance

MDSi accelerates initiatives for telecom firm, quantifiable results booked within 60 days

MDSi accelerates initiatives for telecom firm, quantifiable results booked within 60 days

Atlanta — July 25, 2006 — Reverse logistics firm MDSi today announced that it has been working with a global communications provider to create and execute initiatives designed specifically for the disposal, or reconditioning, of obsolete inventory in the company's global environment.

It has also been working to ensure that the telecom firm maintains complete compliance with local, as well as global, disposal laws/regulations.

When searching for a provider, the telecom said that in addition to solving the business issues it was equally difficult to find a partner that would contractually agree to meet its requirements — that is until they found MDSi.

The company turned to MDSi for a solution that would meet its very aggressive timetable within budget or below, comply with all disposal laws/regulations, act as the company's agent in each country and/or region, be able to manage operations in 100 countries, manage more than 25,000 unique part numbers, provide Certificates of Disposal for each country, enable asset reconciliation in the financial register, decrease costs, and improve client service levels.

The telecom leader said once the solution was implemented, quantifiable results were booked within 60 days; 25,000 parts were reduced, hitting the targeted reduction of 99 percent; it saw $50,000 in monthly savings for reducing space required to house all of this obsolete equipment; and it is currently in compliance with all disposal laws/regulations.

"Our clients recognize the importance of excellent service operations, having already been recognized as leaders in their specific industries," commented Bob Pike, chief operations officer for MDSi. "We are excited to continue providing customer service and solutions that support our client's strategic initiatives, while helping them increase revenues and reduce capital expenditures, ultimately accelerating sustainable savings across the service enterprise."

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  • — For more information on the supply chain impact of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations, see these articles.