E-business adoption and application portfolio management in remanufacturing small and medium enterprises

Yun Arifatul Fatimah, Panca O.Hadi Putra, Zainal Arifin Hasibuan

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Abstract

The role of e-business or the use of information and communication technology (ICT) for business activities in advancing sustainable industrial development is well acknowledged. As one of the key drivers in manufacturing growth, e-business can potentially enable increased productivity and industrial competitiveness. The adoption of e-business in remanufacturing, an emerging strategy in sustainable manufacturing, has been lagging especially among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. SMEs face challenges in capitalizing on growth opportunity in remanufacturing, which include demand forecasting and inventory management. These challenges, if left unaddressed, could pose threats to SMEs business viability. Exploratory in nature, this study presents the state-of-the-art in e-business for remanufacturing industries including accounts on the hurdles that contribute to the lack of adoption. A number of factors have been identified as potential hurdles to adoption include, among others, knowledge and competencies in e-business and financial support. To address the issue of lack of adoption, potential strategies are also discussed. Furthermore, a value chain analysis of a remanufacturing SME is used to provide latest insights into how e-business applications portfolio could be used to counter aforementioned challenges faced by remanufacturing SMEs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Informatics and Computing, ICIC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages349-354
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509016488
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2017
Event1st International Conference on Informatics and Computing, ICIC 2016 - Mataram, Indonesia
Duration: 28 Oct 201629 Oct 2016

Publication series

Name2016 International Conference on Informatics and Computing, ICIC 2016

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Informatics and Computing, ICIC 2016
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityMataram
Period28/10/1629/10/16

Keywords

  • E-business
  • ICT
  • remanufacturing
  • SMEs

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