Closed-Loop Supply Chains in Circular Economy Business Models

Maria Holgado Granados , Anna Aminoff

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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 con-ceptualization of closed loops in the supply chain literature. This work ad-dresses this research gap and proposes a typology for closed-loops that is in-dependent 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 effec-tively develop their closed-loop supply chains as part of their transformation towards a more circular business model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing KES-SDM 19
EditorsPeter Ball, Luisa Huaccho Huatuco, Robert J. Howlett, Rossi Setchi
Number of pages11
Publication date01.01.2019
ISBN (Print)978-981-13-9270-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-9271-9
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 04.07.201905.07.2019
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


  • Business models
  • Circular economy
  • Closed-loop supply chains
  • 512 Business and Management

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitarian and societal logistics


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