Application development for goods management system towards waste minimization options / Wan Ahmad Nadzim

Wan Ahmad , Nadzim (2020) Application development for goods management system towards waste minimization options / Wan Ahmad Nadzim. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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      Waste is a global concern. Increasing waste generation levels are causing the increase of waste management costs. In fact, the greatest costs of waste are measured by its impacts to the environment, society and economy. Prevention is better than cure—since all wastes come from goods, thus the best way to manage wastes is to manage goods. An application model of goods management system has been developed using GIS (Geographic Information System) and app prototyping. The primary purpose of goods management is to maximize goods and minimize waste by promoting reduction and reuse. GIS was used to perform spatial analyses on licensed goods and services providers in Kuala Lumpur in order to understand types of goods and services and their distribution patterns. Given the ubiquity of smartphones, app prototyping was carried out to design a platform to help people reduce and reuse. The prototype was designed to integrate GIS with features borrowed from shopping, reuse and how-to/product guide portals. The outcome of the model suggests goods management has many potentials for sustainable development. This makes goods management very useful not just in minimizing waste but also in improving the environment, society and economy.

      Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
      Additional Information: Dissertation (M.A.) – Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 2020.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Goods management; Waste management; GIS; App; Sustainable development
      Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
      Divisions: Faculty of Science
      Depositing User: Mr Mohd Safri Tahir
      Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2021 04:14
      Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 04:14

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