Title: Demand-oriented barriers and potentials for remanufacturing in Vietnam

Authors: Thomas Guidat; Aleksandra Wewer; Holger Kohl; Günther Seliger

Addresses: Chair of Sustainable Corporate Development, Department of Machine Tools and Factory Management, Technische Universität Berlin, Pascalstraße 8-9, 10587, Berlin, Germany; Vietnamese German University, Lê Lai, Định Hoà, Thủ Dầu Một, Bình Dương, Vietnam ' Chair of Assembly Technology and Factory Management, Department of Machine Tools and Factory Management, Technische Universität Berlin, Pascalstraße 8-9, 10587, Berlin, Germany ' Chair of Sustainable Corporate Development, Department of Machine Tools and Factory Management, Technische Universität Berlin, Pascalstraße 8-9, 10587, Berlin, Germany; Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK, Pascalstraße 8-9, 10587 Berlin, Germany ' Chair of Assembly Technology and Factory Management, Department of Machine Tools and Factory Management, Technische Universität Berlin, Pascalstraße 8-9, 10587, Berlin, Germany

Abstract: Since the liberalisation of its economy, Vietnam has emerged as a key location for investment in workforce-intensive assembly processes operation, through an available and cheap workforce. Soaring national consumption levels for goods and services generate in turn unprecedented quantities of waste to be treated locally. In 2015, governmental decision 16/2015/QÐ-TTg set a basis for a national waste legislation for mechanical and electronic equipment goods. Remanufacturing is a non-destructive, industrial reuse strategy which aims at restoring products to original specifications by reusing a maximum number of original components in their current form. It has potential to provide Vietnam with an alternative to low value-added repair activities. As Vietnam is the fourth market for motorcycles in the world, this paper presents a case study about barriers and potentials for remanufacturing from the market and customer perspective. Potential solutions for supporting industrial development are suggested.

Keywords: remanufacturing; barriers and potentials; market acceptance; Vietnam; aftermarket motorcycle parts.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSM.2020.10028809

International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, 2020 Vol.4 No.2/3/4, pp.336 - 349

Received: 01 Mar 2019
Accepted: 27 Jun 2019

Published online: 23 Apr 2020 *

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