This research work is one of the earlier studies to analyze the enablers for implementing circular supply chains.
Sachin Kumar Mangla, Full Professor and Director, Research Center for Digital Circular Economy for Sustainable Development Goals (DCE-SDG), Jindal Global Business School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Haryana, India.
Vishwas Dohale, Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management (O&SCM), National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India; Goldratt Consulting, Mumbai, India.
Priya Ambilkar, Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management (O&SCM), National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India.
Ashwani Kumar, Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, Rohtak, India.
Vijay Bilolikar, Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune, India.
This research identifies the enablers for implementing circular supply chains (CSCEs) and analyzes interrelationships between them to quantify their driving and dependence power to understand the critical CSCEs.
Initially, 10 CSCEs are identified for the Indian apparel industries through an extant literature review and validated using the Delphi method by seeking experts’ opinions. The identified CSCEs are subjected to a novel neutrosophic interpretive structural modeling (N-ISM) method to capture the interrelationships between CSCEs and compute the driving and dependence power of CSCEs.
The findings of the present research work revealed that “supportive legislative framework, awareness of circular economy’s potential for revenue gain and availability of trained research and development (R&D) team” are the critical CSCEs that need to be considered while implementing a circular supply chain in apparel industries.
This study offers insightful implications to guide practitioners in implementing the circular economy in apparel supply chains.
This research work is one of the earlier studies to analyze the enablers for implementing circular supply chains. This study has explored CSCEs in the context of apparel industries. From a methodological perspective, the novel N-ISM method is worth highlighting as the originality of the work.
Published in: The International Journal of Logistics Management
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