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From Linear to Circular Food Supply Chains

Achieving Sustainable Change

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides a comprehensive guide on why we need to transition from a linear food supply chain to a circular one.

  • Examines the benefits and challenges of the circular economy.

  • Uses case studies to ground academic theory in real-world application

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction to This Book

    • Stella Despoudi, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Manoj Dora
    Pages 1-2
  3. Definition of Agricultural Supply Chains and Sustainability Issues

    • Stella Despoudi, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Manoj Dora
    Pages 3-14
  4. From Linear to Circular Supply Chains

    • Stella Despoudi, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Manoj Dora
    Pages 15-24
  5. Circular Supply Chains

    • Stella Despoudi, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Manoj Dora
    Pages 25-32
  6. Drivers, Enablers and Barriers of Circular Agricultural Supply Chains

    • Stella Despoudi, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Manoj Dora
    Pages 33-46
  7. Practices of Circular Agricultural Supply Chains

    • Stella Despoudi, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Manoj Dora
    Pages 47-61
  8. Opportunities and Challenges of Circular Agricultural Supply Chains

    • Stella Despoudi, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Manoj Dora
    Pages 67-74
  9. Conclusion and Way Forward

    • Stella Despoudi, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Manoj Dora
    Pages 75-76
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 77-88

About this book

This book aims to provide the reader with an understanding of the concept of the circular economy, in relation to food supply chains. The current food supply chain system, based upon the linear supply chain model, is unquestionably unsustainable: make, use, dispose. The circular supply chain model, on the other hand, aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible, while regenerating products/materials at the end of their service life. In short: reduce, reuse, recycle.

This book puts forwards the circular economy as an alternative to the traditional supply chain management models. The circular economy aims to minimise material, energy and environmental damage without restricting economic growth and social and technological progress. It involves transition to renewable energy sources, and it builds on economic, natural and social capital. 

This shortform monograph will appeal to academics working in the fields of supply chain logistics, operation management, agricultural management, and sustainability more broadly.


Dr. Stella Despoudi is Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Aston University, UK and Adjunct Lecturer in Supply Chain Management at University of Western Macedonia, Greece.

Prof. Uthayasankar Sivarajah is Head of School of Management and Professor of Technology Management and Circular Economy at the School of Management, University of Bradford, UK.

Dr Manoj Dora is Director of Collaborative Projects and Outreach at Brunel Business School, UK. Manoj's areas of specialisation are Sustainable Value Chain and Quality Management, with a focus on Lean Six Sigma in the agro-food sector.

Keywords

  • sustainability
  • sustainable supply chains
  • food production
  • circular economy
  • food waste

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

    Stella Despoudi

  • School of Management, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

    Uthayasankar Sivarajah

  • Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UK

    Manoj Dora

About the authors

Stella Despoudi is  Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Aston Business School, UK. She has published research papers in the area of food supply chain management in internationally recognised operations, supply chain management, and engineering journal. Her expertise is in mixed-methods research in agricultural supply chain management. 

Prof. Sankar Sivarajah is Head of School of Management and Professor of Technology Management and Circular Economy at the School of Management, University of Bradford, UK.

Dr Manoj Dora is currently the Director of Collaborative Projects and Outreach at Brunel Business School. He is head of the Operations & Information Systems Management Group.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: From Linear to Circular Food Supply Chains

  • Book Subtitle: Achieving Sustainable Change

  • Authors: Stella Despoudi, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Manoj Dora

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72673-7

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: History, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-72672-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-72673-7

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 88

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Economics, Operations Management, Agriculture

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-72673-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)