Discussion: The Circular Supply Chain: Refurbishment and Recycling

The circular supply chain offers companies opportunities for new avenues of cash flow as well as infusing an added layer of sustainability into the chain. Closed-loop supply chain business models took the stage at a major trade show where presenters discussed a company that has been repairing, reselling, upcycling, and recycling since the 1970s.

Module 4: Week 1 Discussion Background Readings

Four Ways Reusables Benefit the Circular Economy (2019)

The Logistics of Liquidation (2019)

To the Point of No E-Commerce Returns (2020)

How to Mitigate the Impact of Product Recalls in Your Supply Chain (2019)

The Rise of Reverse Logistics (2020)


This week’s readings provide background on the circular supply chain. Find at least one other recent resource for support. For your post:

  • Explain how United-States-based companies support the circular supply chain.
  • Discuss tools in place to assist in the effort.
  • Using the resource beyond this week’s readings, provide a real-world example of how a U.S.-based company has been successful with its circular supply chain. (The article should be less than three years old.)

This post should be 2 paragraphs in length (at least 100 words). Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite in the body of the post and add a reference list in APA format. NOTE: Failure to use research with accompanying citations to support content will result in reduced scoring “Level 2-Developing” for Assignment-Driven Criteria, Critical Thinking, Writing Mechanics, and Referencing on the grading rubric.