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What is Circular Supply Chain

Handbook of Research on Designing Sustainable Supply Chains to Achieve a Circular Economy
The circular supply chain is a model that encourages product manufacturers and sellers to take discarded materials and remake them for resale. It also refers to a recovering production system in which resources are cycled through activities such as recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing in a never-ending cycle. A company that recycles its waste and accepts returned items from consumers is participating in a circular supply chain when it makes use of these materials in the production of new or previously owned goods. A circular supply chain aims to reduce both the amount of raw materials used and the amount of waste materials discarded.
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Circular Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing Companies
Nik Herda Nik Abdullah (Taylor's University, Malaysia) and Soliha Sanusi (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7664-2.ch019
This chapter discusses the implementation of “circular supply chain management” (CSCM) in manufacturing companies. It also discusses the factors that influence and present barriers to effective CSCM implementation. The circular supply chain emphasizes an increase in the usage of reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing, promoting the shift of manufacturing features from linear ('take-produce-use-dump') to circular models of product, by-product, and waste flow. In the last few decades, supply chains in manufacturing industries have become global. In recent years, organizations have sought to approach circular supply chain models to lengthen the product life cycle, manage waste, and promote economic sustainability by shifting customer preferences toward secondary commodities and products. As a result, CSCM may provide a meaningful linkage between their economic growth and resource depletion, and community welfare issues, and therefore offer the potential for the sustainability of a business.
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CircuSChain Game: A Serious Game to Explore Circular Supply Chains
Management process of material and information flows, starting with raw material extraction activity, encompasses production, distribution, use, collection, and Circular Economy activities, and ends with landfilling. Circular Supply Chains consist of a combination of closed- and open-loops.
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Role of Technology in Supply Chain Management for a Circular Economy
The use of recycling materials in the supply chain to produce new or previously owned goods.
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Quadruple Helix Logistics Model: A New Strength of Supply Chain in Circular Economy
A circular supply chain is one in which a company reuses or repurposes waste and customer returns to create new or refurbished products. A circular supply chain aims to lessen the use of raw materials and energy, while also reducing waste.
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Leveraging Opportunities for Developing Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains Through the Application of Digital Technologies
A circular supply chain is a concept rooted in the principles of the circular economy, which is an alternative to the traditional linear economy.
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