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Author(s): Ines, Ana; Dalmarco, Gustavo; Zimmermann, Ricardo; Fornasiero, Rosanna
Abstract:
Circular Economy discusses the replacement of the end-of-life strategy with a closed loop material flow, minimizing raw material consumption by extending the life cycle of materials. Since this approach is expanding from individual organizational actions to supply chain level policies and practices, our objective is to conduct a systematic literature review that presents the role of circular strategies in the development of circular supply chains. This paper contributes to theory and practice by: presenting a clear definition of each R-Strategy; discussing their role to the development of circular SCs; and identifying how SC actors are involved in the R processes.

Author(s): Betto,  F.,  Zangiacomi,  A.,  &  Fornasiero,  R.

Abstract:

Nowadays, the global scenario is characterized by different trendsaffecting supply chains with several risks, which are increasingly challengingtheir resilience. This research focuses on a set of social trends such as thoserelated to demographic change, urbanisation and new consumption patterns thatput supply chains at risk of disruptions.

Through a systematic literature review,this work provides an overview of the risks for supply chains derived from theanalysed social trends. Moreover, through the proposal of a preliminaryconceptualisation model, it investigates how collaboration practices can supportsupply chains in the mitigation of the identified risks by developing resilienceand sustainability. Specifically, the model suggests possible actions to increasethe social sustainability of supply chains mapping them according to differentcollaboration practices and categories of actors involved.

Author(s): Zimmermann, R., Inês, A., Dalmarco, G., & Moreira, A

Abstract:

The circular economy is increasingly being considered as a potential model to replace the prevailing end-of-life approach by establishing a closed-loop flow. The importance of different supply chain (SC) actors in this process has been recognized as a critical aspect of the development of sustainable production-consumption models. Consumers play a crucial role in this context, as they have a dual function: ensuring the correct disposal of used products; and consuming products from circular sources. However, the different roles consumers play (refuse, rethink, reduce, reuse, repair, refurbish, remanufacture, repurpose, recycle, recover) in circular SCs are still unclear.

Through a systematic literature review, this paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of the influence of consumers on the adoption of circular supply chain (CSC) practices and to identify the main drivers and barriers regarding the adoption of circular practices. The results demonstrate that the topic is recent and has gained ground in the literature. An in-depth qualitative analysis was carried out with the 74 papers identified and shows that the most commonly addressed R-strategies are reuse, recycle and repair. The main motivations and challenges towards a greater adoption of circular practices are related to (or lack of) environmental beliefs and financial benefits.

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