Many electronic manufacturers put excess and obsolete (E&O) component stock in the ‘too-hard’ basket. These companies are missing out on an extra revenue stream. Plus, failure to act means they are contributing to global electronic waste (e-waste) pollution.
The e-waste produced worldwide each year is worth over $62.5 billion. A tonne of e-waste contains 100 times more gold than a tonne of gold ore. Gold is just one of many precious metals used in microchips.
There is money to be made with excess inventory, so where are companies going wrong?