The role and weight of players along the supply chain will change, especially asking for developments in the areas of services, reverse logistics and remanufacturing. New ways of data acquisition and data management need to be implemented. The core research question here is: How can we organise supply and delivery chains for circularity?
To answer this question, we need a typology of optimised supply and delivery chains for circular products. Furthermore insight in how to organise such chains needs to be developed to make sure that actors have incentives to pursue circularity in each step of the chain.