Supply chain network design models for a circular economy: a review and a case study assessment

Balasubramanian, Sreejith ORCID logoORCID:, Shukla, Vinaya ORCID logoORCID:, Upadhyay, Arvind ORCID logoORCID:, Gharehdash, Mahshad and Gharehdash, Mahnoush (2020) Supply chain network design models for a circular economy: a review and a case study assessment. In: Circular Economy for the Management of Operations. Kumar, Anil, Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo ORCID logoORCID: and Rehman Khan, Syed Abdul, eds. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, United States, pp. 1-19. ISBN 9780367422516, e-ISBN 9781003002482. [Book Section] (doi:10.1201/9781003002482)

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Global supply chains are getting increasingly dispersed, and hence, more complex. This has also made them more vulnerable to disruptions and risks. As a result, there is a constant need to reconfigure/redesign them to ensure competitiveness. However, the relevant aspects/facets for doing so are fragmented and scattered across the literature. This study reviews the literature to develop a holistic understanding of the key considerations (environment, cost, efficiency, and risks) in designing/redesigning global supply chains. This understanding is then applied to assess the global supply chain network of a leading multinational tire manufacturing firm; also to provide recommendations on redesigning it. The study has significant practical and research implications for global supply chain management.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation > International Business group
Item ID: 31789
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Circular Economy for the Management of Operations on 14/12/2020, available online: or
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Depositing User: Vinaya Shukla
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2021 14:22
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 18:06

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