The company currently employs approximately 1,400 people across the United States and in Indonesia. Many of the employees work in labs or work remotely out of home offices. Employees not working remotely are mostly concentrated at the Chicago area headquarters.
Employees at E227 GS enjoy benefits such as:
12 paid holidays
Two weeks paid vacation for up to 5 years of service; no accrual of unused time
One week of personal/sick time; unused time accrues annually
Option of three health plans for employees and their dependents
platinum plan provides comprehensive coverage; requires completion of health questionnaire and employee pays 20% of premium
gold plan provides additional coverage, and lower co-pays and deductibles; employee pays 20% of premium
silver coverage offers minimum coverage required by the Affordable Healthcare Act, and employee’s coverage is paid by the company (dependent coverage is available)
Flexible medical spending account and dependent care account
Company-sponsored 401K with matching contributions up to 6%
Life insurance (company pays for coverage up to 2x salary; additional coverage available)
Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
Two years ago, E227GS opened its first manufacturing plant in Tebing Tinggi and a distribution center in the port of Kuala Tanjung in Indonesia. Locating manufacturing and distribution facilities in Indonesia allows E227GS to gain international recognition of its products and reduces costs for distributing electronic products to the region.
E227GS plans future expansion of manufacturing and distribution facilities for their bio-medical and quality of life products to other under-served areas of the world. The goal is to establish regional manufacturing plants and distribution centers like the ones in Indonesia around the globe to promote cost-effective adoption of our products where those products can do the most good.
Contributing to Professional Development Opportunities in the Field of Engineering and Robotics
More than a decade ago, E227GS began hosting an annual conference for electronics engineers where scholarly advancements and practical applications could come together. This event has grown steadily over the years, as the number of attendees has increased, mostly for the networking opportunities the conference provides for independent inventors/innovators, academic scholars, and industry leaders. The conference is growing to become a national showcase for emerging technology in the electronics field. Over the past three years, the focus is expanding to include robotic developments for a wide range of applications. The future of the conference is promising, and E227GS remains committed to producing and expanding opportunities to bring together established inventors and innovators, academic leaders, and those new to the industry.
Recognizing that inventions and ideas are often homegrown, E227GS recruits and supports independent inventors to work under its brand umbrella. As such, E227GS is currently developing products aimed at improving the quality of life. One such invention currently in testing is a water purification process built into dispensing receptacles.
The research and development division has recently ventured into the bio-medical field, i.e., developing diagnostic devices for hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices. Plans include expansion into the field of robotics, both for the medical field and other personal and industrial applications.
E227GS is also committed to research and development of green technologies, particularly developing reasonably-priced sustainable consumer products. At the forefront of this initiative are efforts to develop sustainable alternatives to common household items, such as LED light bulbs to replace compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, which contain mercury and must be disposed of properly.
Good news! The negative press from the trucking situation in Indonesia has been successfully mitigated. Upper management now recognizes that E227 Global Solutions has long talked about being green, but has not made any major efforts toward reducing the company’s carbon footprint on a global scale. With operations in the U.S. and abroad, E227 Global Solutions has seen generally successful localized initiatives to reduce energy consumption, reduce or eliminate chemical by-products, and minimize office waste.
Management at E227 Global Solutions is now challenging the entire company to adopt “green” strategies and reduce the company’s carbon footprint by 25% in the next year. Recognizing that great ideas come from all levels of the company, E227GS is challenging you, its employees, to generate ideas for going green and achieving, and possibly exceeding, the goal of reducing our carbon footprint.
For the week 8 assignment, you will submit a formal proposal to your division manager Anne Brown, recommending a strategy the company could adopt to go green. In week 6 you will submit an outline of the entire proposal, as well as the introduction of the proposal itself.
Remember, the goal of the proposal is to recommend a sustainable green strategy the company can adopt to reduce the carbon footprint by 25%. The primary audience is your division manager, Anne Brown; however, your proposal will probably be read by anyone in upper management.
As part of the planning stage, you will research 3-4 green strategies and decide on a specific strategy (e.g., reducing printer waste such as paper and ink; phasing in an energy efficient fleet of vehicles; installing solar panels or wind turbines to power the office building, etc.). Or you can research a general area such as physical facilities, recycling, transportation, etc. Just make sure the solution is broad enough so that you’ll be able to talk in depth about the one recommended strategy.
For your research, you need to find a variety of sources (at least six). Some sources may be found through the DeVry library, while others could be found through internet research. To use library resources, go to the Student Resources tab (under Course Home), click Library, and familiarize yourself with the menu in the upper left hand corner. Explore various sources, including the online librarian. A good place to become familiar with this topic is Green Business Practices for Dummies (2009) by Lisa Swallow, which is available through DeVry’s online library, as well as additional online sources listed in the Webliography. Make all sources are credible. To avoid plagiarism, all borrowed material must be cited correctly using APA guidelines.
The recommended range for the proposal is 1250-1750 words, and it should include the following parts:
Introduction (each of the four sections listed below will be second-level headings under Introduction)
Background of the Problem: Provide an overview of problem/situation and its importance. This is a critical section. It should describe the problem currently and reasons why the proposal is being written.
Statement of Purpose: The statement of purpose is essentially the same as a thesis statement for an essay or paper. It only needs to be a sentence or two long.
Sources and Methods: To establish credibility, discuss the types of research material selected to support the proposed solution and how the material will be used in the proposal. NOTE: You don’t make a list of sources like you would for a References page.
Report Organization: Provide an overview of the various sections of the report so the reader is aware of the direction and organization of the report to follow.
Discussion (each of the three sections listed below will be second-level headings under Discussion)
Solution and Benefits: Identify your solution and discuss its benefits. Include a visual.
Cost: This section should include individual costs to the organization, but may also include any cost savings that may be realized. Include a table to help readers visualize what is presented in this section.
Conclusion and Recommendation: Review the issues that led to the proposed solution and clearly state the recommendation you want the reader to implement.
Conclude the report with a brief statement that expresses a positive sentiment or statement.
References (at least six credible sources in APA format)
Appendices (if applicable)