Analyzing the enablers of circular supply chain using Neutrosophic-ISM method: Lessons from the Indian apparel industry

Dohale, Vishwas, Ambilkar, Priya, Kumar, Ashwani, Mangla, Sachin Kumar and Bilolikar, Vijay (2023) Analyzing the enablers of circular supply chain using Neutrosophic-ISM method: Lessons from the Indian apparel industry. The International Journal of Logistics Management, 34 (3). pp. 611-643. ISSN 1758-6550

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This research identifies the enablers for implementing circular supply chains (CSCEs) and analyzes interrelationships between them to quantify their driving and dependence power to understand the critical CSCEs.

Initially, 10 CSCEs are identified for the Indian apparel industries through an extant literature review and validated using the Delphi method by seeking experts' opinions. The identified CSCEs are subjected to a novel neutrosophic interpretive structural modeling (N-ISM) method to capture the interrelationships between CSCEs and compute the driving and dependence power of CSCEs.

The findings of the present research work revealed that “supportive legislative framework, awareness of circular economy's potential for revenue gain and availability of trained research and development (R&D) team” are the critical CSCEs that need to be considered while implementing a circular supply chain in apparel industries.

Research limitations/implications
This study offers insightful implications to guide practitioners in implementing the circular economy in apparel supply chains.

This research work is one of the earlier studies to analyze the enablers for implementing circular supply chains. This study has explored CSCEs in the context of apparel industries. From a methodological perspective, the novel N-ISM method is worth highlighting as the originality of the work.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Circular Supply Chain | Enablers | Delphi | N-ISM | Apparel Industry | Circular Economy
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > General Management
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2023 05:21
Last Modified: 18 May 2023 04:09
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