Journal article

Exploring Industry 4.0 technologies to enable circular economy practices in a manufacturing context A business model proposal

Daniel Luiz Mattos Nascimento, Viviam Alencastro, Osvaldo Luiz Goncalves Quelhas, Rodrigo Goyannes Gusmao Caiado, Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Luis Rocha Lona, Guilherme Tortorella

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2019


Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore how rising technologies from Industry 4.0 can be integrated with circular economy (CE) practices to establish a business model that reuses and recycles wasted material such as scrap metal or e-waste. Design/methodology/approach The qualitative research method was deployed in three stages. Stage 1 was a literature review of concepts, successful factors and barriers related to the transition towards a CE along with sustainable supply chain management, smart production systems and additive manufacturing (AM). Stage 2 comprised a conceptual framework to integrate and evaluate the synergistic potential among these concepts. Finally, stage 3 valida..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers