Sustainable supply chain management in a circular economy: Towards supply circles

Anna Aminoff (Corresponding author), Outi Kettunen

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    Abstract

    In the last few years, the circular economy has attracted increasing attention as a way to overcome the problems of the current production and con-sumption model based on continuous growth and increasing resource throughput. A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. Although supply chains are the key unit of action in the change towards a circular economy, the academic literature on supply chain management approaches in a circular economy is very much in its infancy. However, two distinct literature streams, namely sustainable supply chain management and product service systems, seem to offer valuable insights into the investigation of supply chain management in a circular economy. The aim of this paper is to analyse the main characteristics and challenges of supply chain management in a circular economy and identify how these two literature streams can contribute to researching it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016
    EditorsRossi Setchi, Robert J. Howlett, Ying Liu, Peter Theobald
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages61-72
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-32098-4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-32096-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event3rd International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, SDM-16 - , Greece
    Duration: 4 Apr 20166 Apr 2016

    Publication series

    SeriesSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
    Volume52
    ISSN2190-3018

    Conference

    Conference3rd International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, SDM-16
    Abbreviated titleSDM 16
    CountryGreece
    Period4/04/166/04/16

    Keywords

    • supply chain management
    • circular economy

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