Building a circular supply chain: Achieving resilient operations with the circular economy

D. Dull, S. Passerini, R. Abdulkadir, Dennis A. Vegter, B. Krishnan, A.M. Avolio, S. Kittali-Weidner, G. Jackson, D. Jhaveri, V. Tai, G. LeGelard, I. Stankeviciute, C. Venho, A. Oliva Lozano, L. Franco Henao, L. Gravis, J. de Vries, E. Marsh, A. Hedley, J. WrightsonT. Robertson-Fall

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This paper highlights the fundamental contribution that supply chain professionals can make to the transition to a circular economy. It aims to provide a general understanding of how the circular economy and supply chain management fields are related to one another. By exploring the concept of a circular supply chain, the paper illustrates the role of supply chain professionals in operationalising circular economy initiatives within their organisations, as well as the opportunities and challenges they may encounter along the way. The paper also provides initial
recommendations for and examples of companies overcoming some of these challenges, based on the experiences of supply chain professionals involved in the research.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEllen MacArthur Foundation
Number of pages38
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Circular supply chain
  • Circular supply chain management
  • Supply chain management
  • Supply chain
  • Sustainability
  • SCOR
  • Circular business model


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