Development of E-waste inventory management strategy: Case study

Ignatio Madanhire, Kumbi Mugwindiri, Charles Mbohwa

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This research study assessed the challenges faced in managing e-waste in the case study industrial area with a view to develop a sustainable e-waste management framework for e-waste generated by industries based in the vicinity. A questionnaire based survey was use to evaluate e-waste management methods currently implemented by industrial operators; and to establish challenges restricting e-waste management. Effort was made to characterize the e-waste generated by various operations in the area. The survey established that resulting lack of e-waste strategy was attributed to low awareness levels, and lack of procedures or technology to manage e-waste hence no proper collection and disposal of e-waste, high growth of e-waste, lack of e-waste policy and stakeholder collaboration. The study recommended the development of a framework towards a sustainable e-waste management system which entails a process of e-waste inventory management routine, proper collection and recycling schemes as well as possible strategic and synergistic approaches towards e-waste management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-133
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Issue numberJuly
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event3rd Eu International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management,IEOM 2019 - Pilsen, Czech Republic
Duration: 23 Jul 201926 Jul 2019


  • Collection
  • Disposal
  • E-waste
  • Generation
  • Inventory
  • Management
  • Recycling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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