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Circular supply chain management: A definition and structured literature review

Farooque, Muhammad and Zhang, Abraham and Thürer, Matthias and Qu, Ting and Huisingh, Donald (2019) 'Circular supply chain management: A definition and structured literature review.' Journal of Cleaner Production, 228. 882 - 900. ISSN 0959-6526

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Abstract

Circular economy is increasingly recognized as a better alternative to the dominant linear (take, make, and dispose) economic model. Circular Supply Chain Management (CSCM), which integrates the philosophy of the circular economy into supply chain management, offers a new and compelling perspective to the supply chain sustainability domain. Consequently, there is increasing research interest. However, a review of the extant literature shows that a comprehensive integrated view of CSCM is still absent in the extant literature. This prohibits a clear distinction compared to other supply chain sustainability concepts and hinders further progress of the field. In response, this research first classifies various terminologies related to supply chain sustainability and conceptualizes a unifying definition of CSCM. Using this definition as a base, it then conducts a structured literature review of 261 research articles on the current state of CSCM research. Based on the review results, the researchers call for further studies in the following directions that are important but received little or no attention: design for circularity, procurement and CSCM, biodegradable packaging, circular supply chain collaboration and coordination, drivers and barriers of CSCM, circular consumption, product liabilities and producer's responsibility, and technologies and CSCM.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2020 14:43
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 13:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27964

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