1st Edition

Circular Economy for the Management of Operations

    294 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Circular-Economy is a new concept in operations management. Its goal is to redefine growth, focusing on positive benefits arising for society as a whole out of efficiencies such as designing waste out the operations process. This book will help practitioners use the proper strategy for effective adoption of Circular practices to use in their organization.


    • Provides a complete understanding of Circular-Economy practices
    • Offers advanced mathematical models to help industry management adopt the correct practices
    • Presents a deep understanding of cross-functional and customer-focused design thinking
    • Covers how to develop sustainable practices in all types of activities within operations management.

    Circular Economy for the Management of Operations will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in engineering as well as business management

    SECTION 1 Conceptual Understanding and Adoption Challenges of Circular Economy Practices

    Chapter 1 The Conceptual Model Framework for the Role of Human Resources in the Adoption of the Circular Economy: A Content Analysis Approach

    Priyanka Sihag, Aastha Dhoopar, Anil Kumar, and Ashok Kumar Suhag

    Chapter 2 Closing Loops, Easing Strains: Industry 4.0’s Potential for Overcoming Challenges of Circularity in Manufacturing Environments

    Lucas López-Manuel, Fernando León-Mateos, and Antonio Sartal

    Chapter 3 Reporting for New Business Models: The Challenge to Support the Circular Economy

    Elaine Conway

    SECTION 2 Achieving Sustainability through Circular Economy Practices

    Chapter 4 Sustainability Through Green Manufacturing Systems: An Applied Approach

    Mahender Singh Kaswan, Rajeev Rathi, and Ammar Vakharia

    Chapter 5 Circular Economy: Assessing a Progress of Resources Efficient Practices in Hotel Industry

    Mudita Sinha and Leena N. Fukey

    Chapter 6 A Governance-Practice Framework for Remanufacturing in the Indian Automobile Sector

    Shikha Verma and Anukriti Dixit

    SECTION 3 Applications of Advanced Methods in the Adoption of Circular Economy Practices

    Chapter 7 Fuzzy Global Criterion Method for Solving Multiobjective Sustainable Supplier Selection Problem

    Nurullah Umarusman

    Chapter 8 Sustainability and OEE Gains in Manufacturing Operations Through TPM

    Mukesh Kumar, Vikas Kumar Choubey, Rahul S. Mor, and Sarbjit Singh

    Chapter 9 A Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Model for Agricultural Machinery Selection

    Ali Jahan, Alireza Panahandeh, and Hadi Lal Ghorbani

    SECTION 4 Circular Economy and Related Area Practices in Operations Management

    Chapter 10 Challenges in Implementing Green Supply Chain Management in SMEs: A Case Study of a South Korean Company

    Arvind Upadhyay and Jeagyung Seong

    Chapter 11 Drivers for Adoption of Green Logistics as a Means to Achieve Circular Economy by Organized Retail Sector

    R.A. Dakshina Murthy and Leena James

    Chapter 12 Framework for Sustainable Food Systems: Holistic Mitigation and Adaptation

    Sarika Yadav, Rahul S. Mor, and Simon Peter Nadeem

    Chapter 13 Supply Chain Network Design Models for a Circular Economy: A Review and a Case Study Assessment

    Sreejith Balasubramanian, Vinaya Shukla, Arvind Upadhyay, Mahshad Gharehdash, and Mahnoush Gharehdash


    Dr. Anil Kumar is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at Guildhall School of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University, London, U.K. For the last ten years, he has been associated with teaching and research. Before joining London Metropolitan University, he was Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in area of Decision Sciences at Centre for Supply Chain Improvement, University of Derby, United Kingdom (UK). He earned his Ph.D. in Management Science from ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, India. He did his graduation in Mathematics (Hons) and MSc (Mathematics) from Kurukshetra University, India. He earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and qualified National Eligibility Test (NET), June 2011. He has contributed over 60+ research papers in international referred & national journals, and conferences at the international and national level. He has sound analytical capabilities to handle commercial consultancy projects and to deliver business improvement projects. He has skills and expertise of Advance Statistics Models, Multivariate Analysis, Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Fuzzy Theory, Fuzzy Optimization, Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Grey Theory and Analysis, Application of Soft-Computing, Econometrics Models etc. His areas of research are sustainability science, green/sustainable supply chain management, customer retention, green purchasing behaviour, sustainable procurement, sustainable development, circular economy, Industry 4.0, performance measurement, human capital in supply chain and operations; decision modelling for sustainable business, and integration of operation area with others areas.

    Dr. Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes is a Professor of Operations Management and Head of the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement at the University of Derby, U.K. He is actively involved in industrial projects, where he combines his knowledge, expertise, and industrial experience in operations management to help organisations achieve excellence in their internal functions and supply chains. As a leading academic, he has led and managed international research projects funded by the European Commission, British Academy, British Council, and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). He has published extensively in leading scientific journals and five books in the areas of operations management and innovation, manufacturing performance measurement, and quality management systems. He is a Co-founder and current Editor of the International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (Inderscience), Associate Editor of the International Journal of Production and Operations Management, Associate Editor of the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. Professor Garza-Reyes has also led and guest edited special issues for Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, International Journal of Lean Enterprise Research, International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics, and International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation. Areas of expertise and interest for Professor Garza-Reyes include general aspects of operations and manufacturing management, business excellence, quality improvement, and performance measurement. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a certified Six Sigma-Green Belt, and has over eight years of industrial experience working as Production Manager, Production Engineer, and Operations Manager for several international and local companies in both the U.K and Mexico. He is also a fellow member of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the Institution of Engineering Technology (MIET).

    Dr. Syed Abdul Rehman Khan is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Tsinghua University, China. Dr. Khan achieved his CSCP-Certified Supply Chain Professional certificate from the U.S.A. and successfully completed his Ph.D. in China. He has more than nine years’ core experience of supply chain and logistics at industry and academic levels. He has attended several international conferences and also has been invited as keynote speaker in different countries. He has published many scientific research papers in different well-renowned international journals and conferences. In addition, Dr. Khan has achieved scientific innovation awards two times consecutively by the Education Department of Shaanxi Provincial Government, China. Also, Dr. Khan holds memberships in the following well-renowned institutions and supply chain bodies/associations: APCIS-U.S.; Production and Operation Management Society, India; Council of Supply Chain Management of Professionals U.S., Supply Chain Association of Pakistan, and Global Supply Chain Council China.