Call for papers
Revista Sustainability | Número Especial Four Decades of Cradle-to-Cradle: The Contribution to Sustainable Supply Chains
Está aberta a chamada para contribuições da revista Sustainability (com um factor de impacto 2.576) para o número especial intitulado Four Decades of Cradle-to-Cradle: The Contribution to Sustainable Supply Chains.
Prazo para submissão de artigos: 31 de Outubro de 2021
This Special Issue, is looking for papers that further our understanding of the supply chain consequences of the “cradle-to-cradle” concept. More specifically, how innovation can address the challenges of cradle-to-cradle in supply chains. We refer to different types of innovation, including product and service innovation, technological innovations, process innovations, administrative, and business model innovations.
We have identified the following domains but are open to other related areas.
- Implementation of closed-loop supply chains increasing effectiveness of the return supply chains, such as the creation and participation in systems to collect and recover the value of materials following their use.
- Emerging technologies supporting the transition from linear model to circular model, such as the ones under the umbrella of Industry 4.0.
- Development of new tools for the industry that assist in the implementation of C2C framework.
- Transformation of supply chains based on replacement of non-renewable resources, for instance, maximizing the use of clean and renewable energy – such as solar, wind, geothermal, gravitational energy, and other energy systems being developed today.
- Design of products and materials with life cycles that are safe for human health and the environment and that can be reused through biological and technical metabolisms, maintaining quality of materials.
- Design of supply chains showing concerns of social responsibility promoting healthy ecosystems and respecting local impacts on social systems.
- Implementation of quality management across the supply based on a holistic understanding of quality, by integrating material health, environmental, and social criteria5, and its relationship with innovation.
- Business model innovation for circular supply chains, such as product as a service model.
- Digital business models that facilitated supply chain circularity, and implementation of sustainability practices across the supply chain that moves organizations towards cradle-to-cradle practices.
- Develop innovation capabilities engaging supply chain actors such as open innovation capabilities aimed at advancing sustainable supply chains.