Introduction

The substance risk detection is a heuristic based approach to grade bills of material, IPC files, supply chains for regulated substances. It is a fast track to identify substance risk not only in the foreground system but along the entire supply chain. 

The substance risk detection app highlights all substances that are somehow element of a regulatory list and are part of the supply chain of the analyzed product group. If a substance is detected, it does automatically mean that an noncompliance is present, it only determines a likelihood. E.g. Teflon might be regulated in several rsl’s but if it is not bio-available, it is fully compliant. Makersite offers the user therefore a simple tool to immediately identify risks and to assess them. The concentration of a substance is not considered in this application, but in the chemical grading app. 

More than 30 substance regulatory list such as Prop 65, REACH, Rohs… are included into Makersite and are updated regularly, when changes to the list get public available.

Custom / organization / domain specific lists can easily be added by the user through the RSL Importer. In the case lists are publicly available and accessible for update automation Makersite can take over the maintenance of the lists.

The complete overview of all RSL lists and the regulated substances is available in the Data Explorer in the folder Regulatory lists. 

How to

Screen a product (Ball pen example) and its supply chain for substance risks. 

Steps: 

  • Import a BOM 
  • Open the substance risk app 
  • Identify risk and carry out the assessment

Step 1

  • The process to import a BOM into Makersite is described in the chapter “BOM import”
  • After the BOM is imported just open the Substance grading app for the product group. 

NOTE: A BOM import before conducting the substance risk detection is not necessary. You might be interested to analyse only an generic supply chain in Makersite or a model a colleague has set up. Just search and open the product group and change to the substance grading app. 

Step 2

  • To open the substance risk app, open the app menu, navigate to Regulations and select the substance risk app

Step 3

  • The “simple ball pen” example opens in the graph. 
  • Red dots mark substances regulated. When clicking on the red dot, the tool panel provides deeper insight about in which countries and which regulatory list the substance in regulated. 

NOTE: If you uploaded your own RSL, this list will automatically be included in this assessment.

Next steps: 

  • Collect supplier data for missing information
  • Hazard assessment
  • RCR Matrix
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