Assessing smart circular supply chain readiness and maturity level of small and medium-sized enterprises

Yasanur Kayikci, Yigit Kazancoglu, Nazlican Gozacan-Chase, Cisem Lafci, Luciano Batista

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

A Smart Circular Supply Chain (SCSC) integrates both Industry 4.0 (I4.0) and Circular Economy (CE) concepts into supply chain in response to achieving sustainable goals/agenda. The purpose of this paper is to assess SCSC readiness and maturity level of SMEs considering different stakeholders from a multi-layered perspective. For this aim, a conceptual framework was proposed and accomplished through a case study of SMEs in Turkey’s textile industry. Such integrated approach to holistically assessing SCSC readiness and maturity makes a unique contribution to the field. The highlights of this study are summarized as follows: (1) approaching readiness and maturity in transitions by focusing on systems theory; (2) identifying the dimensions of readiness and maturity in transitions to I4.0 and CE; (3) assessment of readiness and maturity level of SMEs in transition to CE and (4) assessment of readiness and maturity level of SMEs in transition to I4.0 within the supply chain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-392
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Business Research
Volume149
Early online date25 May 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 May 2022

Bibliographical note

© 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license 4.0

Keywords

  • Circular economy
  • Closed-loop supply chain
  • Industry 4.0
  • Readiness and maturity model
  • SMEs
  • Smart circular supply chain

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Assessing smart circular supply chain readiness and maturity level of small and medium-sized enterprises'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this