Closed-Loop supply chains in circular economy business models

Holgado, Maria and Aminoff, Anna (2019) Closed-Loop supply chains in circular economy business models. SDM-2019 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Budapest, Hungary, 4-5 July 2019. Published in: Ball, Peter, Huaccho Huatuco, Luisa, Howlett, Robert J and Setchi, Rossi, (eds.) Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (KES-SDM 19). 155 203-213. Springer ISSN 2190-3018 ISBN 9789811392702

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Abstract

With the emergence of the circular economy (CE) approach into business models, there is need for deeper understanding of resource loops activities and how current supply chains can support the development of emerging CE business models. However, there is still limited research addressing the conceptualization of closed loops in the supply chain literature. This work addresses this research gap and proposes a typology for closed loops that is independent from the type of product under concern. Our findings suggest that there are two types of closed-loop supply chains in circular business models. Further work is envisaged to understand how companies can effectively develop their closed-loop supply chains as part of their transformation towards a more circular business model.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: Circular Economy, Closed-Loop Supply Chains, Business Models
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD0028 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD9000 Special industries and trades > HD9720 Manufacturing industries
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS0155 Production management. Operations management
Depositing User: Maria Holgado Granados
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 10:15
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2020 01:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/84676

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