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Harvard Business Review: Circular supply chains are more sustainable. Why are they so rare?


An article on circular supply chains co-authored by Dr Khaled Soufani and Professor Christoph Loch published in the Harvard Business Review. “The bottom line, at least for the foreseeable future, is that making cyclical supply chains widespread will require that business gives up some of the economies of its large manufacturing plants and cut back on the specialization (and thus the feature performance) of parts,” the article says. “Consumers would get slightly less sophisticated products, and experience suggests that most would not be willing to forego performance for environmental sustainability at the moment.” (subs)

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