HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/20-11/22

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 11/20-11/22. China Releases New Proposed Contaminants Threshold On Nov. 15, the Government of China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt the Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487 .2-13), standards that…

Experts say IoT will Alter Freight Transportation

Due to the massive growth in innovative technologies, experts believe that IoT will be connecting assets and leveraging predictive analytics and advanced intelligence as part of the digital transformation in freight transport. Among these experts is Ralph Rio, vice president of Enterprise Software of ARC Advisory, a leading technology research firm for industry and infrastructure,…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 10/30-11/03

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 10/30-11/01 Amazon Rolls Out Plan to Unlock Homes for Convenient In-Home Deliveries On Oct. 25, Amazon announced their plan to launch Amazon Key, a service that will allow customers to hand over a “digital house key” to authorized Amazon drivers, who will…

Recycling Industry to See Higher Freight Rates

Logistics experts predict that many American firms, including those in the recycling industry, will experience higher over-the-road shipping costs within the next six months. This increase stems from a combination of variables. One factor is the devastation caused by recent natural disasters, such as the ongoing wildfire outbreak in Northern California and Hurricane Harvey and…

HOBI Receives AT&T 2016 Supplier Sustainability Award

 [DALLAS, August 10, 2017] – HOBI International, Inc. is receiving the 2016 AT&T* Supplier Sustainability Award in the ‘Reverse Logistics and Circular Economy’ category. HOBI is being recognized for developing a parts recovery and testing process in support of AT&T mobile phone refurbishment operations. The award recognizes suppliers for their support of AT&T and its…

Three ways reverse logistics increase accountability in ITAM

Partnering with a certified IT asset management firm ensures enterprise IT equipment is used to its best value and properly maintained. One of the main priorities for enterprises pairing with an IT asset manager should be choosing a firm that employs reverse logistics. Reverse logistics ensures partner accountability at all levels throughout the ITAM process.…

HOBI News of the Week 8/8-8/12

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/8-8/12 How reverse logistics ensures mobile asset management accountability The move to mobile is in full swing, and for this reason, more and more enterprises are choosing to adopt a CYOD policy for employee mobile devices. The rising popularity of CYOD policies also…

Three benefits of using reverse logistics in an IT asset management program

A professional ITAM provider can choose the best plan of action for enterprise devices, including device management, repair and end-of-life services. Once a provider has been chosen, it’s important for enterprise management to understand their processes and how devices will be handled down the road. One way to ensure complete disclosure is by working with…

BAN study raises questions about downstream accountability

A study conducted by Basel Action Network (BAN) earlier this month indicates as much as a third of low-value devices collected for recycling in the U.S. were exported. BAN acquired this data by implanting GPS trackers into 200 CRTs, printers and flat panel displays and tracking their movements. Nearly 75 percent of the tracked devices…

Mobile device reverse logistics processors and consumers benefit from Apple encryption

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, recently commented on the balance of industry and consumer benefits of the government’s decision to abandon their case against Apple, and he highlights the challenges facing the reverse logistics industry. In the process of reviewing this difficult subject, parties on both sides have acknowledged the…

HOBI Marks 23 Years As ITAD Leader

In February 1992, we began as a small Illinois-based electronics processor focused on the retrieval and resale of electronic components and environmentally sound recycling of midrange and PBX phone equipment. As technology and innovation continue to thrive, HOBI has blossomed into one of the industry’s leading providers of IT and mobile asset management services with…