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Blockchain-enabled circular supply chain management: A system architecture for fast fashion

Wang, Bill and Luo, Wen and Zhang, Abraham and Tian, Zonggui and Li, Z (2020) 'Blockchain-enabled circular supply chain management: A system architecture for fast fashion.' Computers in Industry, 123. p. 103324. ISSN 0166-3615

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Abstract

Circular supply chain management is required for firms to transition from a linear make-use-dispose economic model to a more sustainable circular economy. However, it faces the critical challenge of tracing the reuse of materials over multiple life cycles involving a variety of stakeholders. Blockchain technology can help manage the complexities of circular supply chain management. This paper takes the first step in developing a system architecture of blockchain-enabled circular supply chain management in the fast-fashion industry. The system architecture was validated by two experts in blockchain technology and supply chain management. Managerial implications are discussed for implementing blockchain technology to advance the circular economy agenda.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blockchain; Circular supply chain management; Circular economy; Fast fashion
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2020 09:49
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:19
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29109

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