Supply Chain Management in a Circular Economy
In: Pannonia Research Award 2018, 53-67
Since Supply Chain Management became a management discipline in the early 1980s the topic was seen in a process-oriented view – structured, well designed and manageable. This process-oriented view was supported by the world ́s linear view- point on rules within our economy, in short-terms take-make-waste. Megatrends and sustainable ecological thinking allow a new way of process design to a so-called Circular Economy where someone ́s waste is someone else ́s food. Processes within a Circular Economy aim in building new ways of production, usage and recycling of materials and thus create new business models. This research provides a guideline on how to design a supply chain within a Circular Economy.