The Role of Industry 4.0 Cusiness Models in the Design of Circular Supply Chains

Andrea Beye*, Cristiana Parisi, Juliana Hsuan

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By relying on an understanding of business models rooted in the emerging field of Valuation Studies, this paper examines the role of business models in the design of circular supply chains (CSCs) from new ventures based on Industry 4.0 technologies. A case study exploring the development of a business model to enable a local food CSC is provided. We show that business models support the replication and circulation of ideas and the enrolment of relevant CSC stakeholders. The paper highlights the importance of considering business models as possible entry points to explore the relational aspects characterising the design of CSCs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2022
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventThe 29th EurOMA International Annual Conference 2022: Brilliance in Resilience: Operations and Supply Chain Management’s Role in Achieving a Sustainable Future - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 1 Jul 20226 Jul 2022
Conference number: 29


ConferenceThe 29th EurOMA International Annual Conference 2022
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  • Business models
  • Circular supply chains
  • Industry 4.0 technologies

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