How does servitisation affect supply chain circularity? – A systematic literature review

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dc.contributor.author Kühl, Carl
dc.contributor.author Bourlakis, Michael
dc.contributor.author Aktas, Emel
dc.contributor.author Skipworth, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-19T16:38:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-19T16:38:24Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-13
dc.identifier.citation Kühl C, Bourlakis A, Aktas E, Skipworth H. How does servitisation affect supply chain circularity? – A systematic literature review. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Available online 13 September 2019 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1741-0398
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-01-2019-0024
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/14869
dc.description.abstract Purpose The purpose of this paper is to test the link between servitisation and circular economy by synthesising the effect of product-service systems (PSS) on supply chain circularity (SCC). Design/methodology/approach Following a systematic literature review methodology, the study identified 67 studies and synthesised them using content analysis. Findings A conceptual model is developed illustrating how PSS business models impact SCC through increased product longevity, closure of resource loops and resource efficiency. It also identifies six contextual factors affecting the implementation of SCC including: economic attractiveness of SCC; firm sustainability strategy; policy and societal environment; product category; supply chain relationships; and technology. Research limitations/implications The conceptual model proposes that SCC increases with servitisation. It also proposes that the main circularity effect stems from increased product longevity, followed by closed resource loops and finally resource efficiency. The model is deduced from the literature by using secondary data. Practical implications The review provides practitioners with a framework to increase SCC through PSS business models. It also gives insight into the various contextual factors that may affect how a manufacturer’s servitisation strategy contributes to SCC. Originality/value This review contributes to the understanding of the relationship between servitisation and SCC by synthesising the different effects that exist. Moreover, it creates new knowledge by identifying a range of contextual factors affecting the relationship between PSS and SCC. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Emerald en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ *
dc.subject Supply chain management en_UK
dc.subject Systematic literature review en_UK
dc.subject Circular economy en_UK
dc.subject Servitization en_UK
dc.subject Product-service system en_UK
dc.title How does servitisation affect supply chain circularity? – A systematic literature review en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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