ESCF Circular

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The EU has set ambitious sustainability goals – including a fully circular economy by 2050! Business leaders are looking to translate these ambitions into concrete actions. Yet transitioning towards circularity requires a mentality shift and thorough redesign of supply chains and operations.

Circular chains
Compared to classic linear chains, circular chains are more complex – they include many interdependencies and feedback loops. Indeed, additional material flows emerge as waste gets recycled, or as manufacturers take back used products for remanufacturing. Organizing such new material flows also calls for new logistics solutions, new information feedback, new financial flows, and new business models.

New program ESCF Circular
At ESCF, we are setting up a new program – ESCF Circular – to realize the opportunities that the circular economy offers. We are currently in the start-up phase and want to hear from you! This is an open call to join our program. We aim to form a leadership group of business partners and scientists to work together on this challenge. Join us to find out how you, together with your supply chain partners, can contribute to the circular economy transition.

Involved researchers
Three ESCF researchers are starting up this program:
Zümbül Atan: Associate Professor on multi-echelon supply chains subject to demand and supply uncertainties.
Sarah Gelper: Associate Professor of Marketing Analytics at TU/e.
Christina Imdahl: Assistant Professor of Machine Learning in Operations Management at TU/e.
Néomie Raassens: Associate Professor of Servitization and Innovation Outsourcing at TU/e.

ESCF Circular Workshop 15 March 2022

On Tuesday 15 march 2022, the workshop on Circular took place. For the presentations and a recap of this day, please visit this page. 

ESCF Circular

by | Feb 16, 2022