The project focuses on developing a set of operational strategies that can contribute to prolong the life of the servitised products in the context of circular economy.

  • DatesDecember 2016 - November 2019
  • SponsorEuropean Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
  • Funded€3,995,643 in total
  • PartnersLeiden University, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Delft University of Technology, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, Aston University, Linköping University
  • Principal Investigator: Dr Benny Tjahjono
  • Co-Investigator: Prof Michael Bourlakis
  • Researcher: Tobias Widmer

Provision of servitised products requires a well-managed logistics network to maximise the retained values of servitised products and to sustain its circulation. This project will focus on collating best practices combined with the applications of modelling techniques, e.g. agent-based simulation, to come up with a set of operational strategies that companies can adopt to configure a circular economy supply chain that ultimately prolongs the life of the products in circulation, hence maximising its retained values. Multiple exploratory case studies will be conducted to better understand the enablers and inhibitors of the circular economy supply chain whilst simulation and modelling of the actors within the supply chain will be conducted to come up with a set of operational strategies for the supply chain.