The supply chain viewpoint to circular business models

Anna Aminoff, Outi Kettunen

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Recently, the circular economy (CE) has attracted increasing attention as a way to reduce global sustainability pressures and to enable sustainable growth. A CE is an industrial system aiming to slow, close or narrow the cycles of the global economy. The lock-in to the linear supply chains of today is one of the major barriers in transition towards a CE, but academic literature is in its infancy. This paper develops a framework that helps to structure the vast concept of SCM in a CE and to classify the core SCM issues according to specific business models. The framework is applied in two cases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th P&OM World Confernece
Number of pages10
PublisherUniversidad Tecnologica de la Habana José Antonio
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-959-261-531-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
Event2016 5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management (P&OM) - Havana International Conference Center, Havana, Cuba
Duration: 06.09.201610.09.2016
Conference number: 5


  • 512 Business and Management
  • circular economy
  • supply chain management


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