Circular economy in the Industry 4.0 era: Transparency’s effect on the feasibility of a take-back program

Michele Colli, Jesper Hemdrup Kristensen, Markus Thomas Bockholt, Brian Vejrum Wæhrens

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Abstract

Circular economy is receiving an increasing attention from both the academic community and practitioners due to the currently unfolding business opportunities that are concerning it. While its operationalization and the role of the internet of things as a catalyst for it have been widely discussed at a conceptual level, an empirical knowledge base is missing. This exploratory longitudinal case study investigates how the enabling of transparency across the supply chain through the integration of the internet of things is, in particular, supporting the feasibility of a take-back program in a Danish automation solutions provider.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event6th International EUROMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum: Engagement and co-creation of knowledge - Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 18 Mar 201919 Mar 2019
Conference number: 6
https://www.chalmers.se/en/conference/euromaforum2019/Pages/default.aspx

Conference

Conference6th International EUROMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum
Number6
LocationChalmers Tekniska Högskola
Country/TerritorySweden
CityGothenburg
Period18/03/201919/03/2019
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Keywords

  • circular economy
  • internet of things
  • Case-study
  • take-back program

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