Drivers and Barriers of Mobile Phone Remanufacturing Business in Indonesia: Perspectives of Retailers

Wahjudi, Didik and San, Gan Shu and Tanoto, Yopi Yusuf and WINATA, JERRY (2018) Drivers and Barriers of Mobile Phone Remanufacturing Business in Indonesia: Perspectives of Retailers. In: The 1st International Conference on Automotive, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering (IC-AMME), 28-09-2018 - 28-09-2018, Denpasar - Indonesia.

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      Remanufacturing is deemed to be effective in reducing WEEE. Existing studies on remanufacturing mostly focus on operational issues, product acquisition, and pricing. However, some doubts about remanufacturing business arise in developing countries, where there is less regulation on remanufacturing and less environmental awareness. This study aims to investigate the prospects of remanufacturing business from the retailers perspectives through in-depth interviews on three retailers in Surabaya, Indonesia. The main drivers for mobile phone remanufacturing business are its affordable and competitive price, big demand for popular mobile phones and high-end mobile phone, the opportunity for specification upgrade, and its suitability with the needs of Indonesian people. The main barriers for remanufacturing business are the possibility for cannibalizing new mobile phones market share, the uncertainty of core supply, discontinuity of replacement part supply, lack of product knowledge among consumers and retailers, hesitation of retailers to sell remanufactured products, and lack of strict and clear regulations about remanufacturing business. Findings of this study provide insights to prospective mobile phone remanufacturers of what needs to be tackled to start a prosperous business. On the theoretical side, it provides complementary knowledge to existing studies that have been conducted mostly on countries that have higher environmental awareness.

      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
      Uncontrolled Keywords: case study, closed-loop supply chain, short-life cycle product, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
      Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
      H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
      Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Technology > Mechanical Engineering Department
      Depositing User: Admin
      Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2019 01:04
      Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 16:55
      URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/18578

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