Supply chain implications and challenges for new business models within the Circular Economy

Outi Kettunen, Maria Holgado, Anna Aminoff

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    Abstract

    The Circular Economy concept drives innovative practices and business models targeting sustainable economic growth while increasing resource efficiency. In supply chain management literature, sustainability has been framed frequently with economic performance as main goal rather than sustainability. Our research aims at bringing together supply chain research and industrial cases inspired on circular economy. Our selected industrial cases are companies performing new ways of creating value from previously wasted materials. Our results indicate that there are significant challenges in the structure and processes of today's supply chains. Yet, there are ways to overcome these, including close collaboration within the supply chain.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event4th International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum: The challenge of Sustainable Innovation: the role of OM and SCM - Milan, Italy
    Duration: 27 Feb 201728 Feb 2017

    Conference

    Conference4th International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum
    CountryItaly
    CityMilan
    Period27/02/1728/02/17

    Keywords

    • supply chain management
    • circular economy
    • circular business models

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