Unlocking circular supply chain 4.0: identifying key barriers through bibliometrics and TISM-MICMAC

Siddiqui, Areej Aftab, Lahmar, Arij, Singh, Parul, Arora, Kashika, Samadhiya, Ashutosh and Kumar, Anil (2024) Unlocking circular supply chain 4.0: identifying key barriers through bibliometrics and TISM-MICMAC. Benchmarking: An International Journal. ISSN 1463-5771 (In Press)

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This paper examines the dynamic interplay between Circular Economy (CE) and Supply Chain (SC). Further, this paper develops a framework indicating the transition from conventional SC to SC 4.0. As it addresses the separate bodies of literature on CE and SC 4.0, the study attempts to bridge the gap by examining barriers to SC 4.0 adoption in CE.

The article integrates bibliometric analysis with Total Interpretive Structural Modeling (TISM) and MICMAC analysis, thereby enriching the methodological rigour in investigating the barriers to SC 4.0 adoption within the CE context.

The paper provides insights into research trends, influential scholars, journals and prominent institutions through bibliometric analysis. Also, the findings identify four broad areas of driving, autonomous, linkage and dependent barriers to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of their impact and interdependencies.

Research limitations/implications
The findings imply that effective policy interventions, enhanced management practices, and the adoption of technological innovations are essential for overcoming barriers to SC 4.0. The research recommends that stakeholders focus on fostering collaborative networks, building competencies in line with CE requirements, and leveraging big data for strategic supply chain decision-making.

This work contributes to the advancement of the circular digital supply field by consolidating research streams, uncovering innovation prospects, and shaping a well-informed research agenda. The distinct contribution lies in its categorization of these barriers into driving, autonomous, linkage, and dependent barriers, offering a novel perspective on the structural dynamics impeding the integration of SC 4.0 in CE.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Circular economy | Bibliometric analysis | TISM-MICMAC analysis | Digital supply chain | SC 4.0, Industry 4.0
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Strategy and Management
Social Sciences and humanities > Economics, Econometrics and Finance > Banking and Finance
Social Sciences and humanities > Economics, Econometrics and Finance > Economics
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2024 05:05
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 07:21
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-10-2023-0717
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/7950


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