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


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.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license 4.0
Uncontrolled Keywords: Circular economy,Closed-loop supply chain,Industry 4.0,Readiness and maturity model,SMEs,Smart circular supply chain,Marketing
Publication ISSN: 1873-7978
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 08:17
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2022 11:17
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2022-10
Published Online Date: 2022-05-25
Accepted Date: 2022-05-16
Authors: Kayikci, Yasanur
Kazancoglu, Yigit
Gozacan-Chase, Nazlican
Lafci, Cisem
Batista, Luciano (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0367-2975)



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