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Focus on relationship with the value network – Building circular value networks

To master the circularity of a product without having control over all stages of a product’s lifecycle, collaboration with other companies downstream and upstream the value chain, and/or with customers and other stakeholders is key. Companies that put their strategic focus on building circular value networks are up to a challenging task, but with possibly the greatest business rewards in the long run.

Combined strategies

Circular Value Creation Strategies

  • Material Recycling
    Material Recycling

    The valorization of industrial production residues or materials from end of life products into the same or other production chains

  • Optimal product use
    Optimal product use

    Decreasing the amount of products needed for delivering a given amount of value. This can be realized in several ways, e.g. by shared use, by extension of the product’s lifetime,...  

Value Proposition Strategies

  • On demand
    On demand

    Production on demand, eliminating unused stocks.

Value network strategies

  • Industrial Symbiosis
    Industrial Symbiosis

    The waste stream of one company is used as input for other company/companies, usually in a specific regional setting.

  • Take back management
    Take back management

    Logistics  / establishing network collaboration for taking back end-of-life products from the customer, enabling the execution of a circular value creation strategy

  • Platform (online, other)
    Platform (online, other)

    An online or on-site solution to facilitate matching of supply and demand of materials or assets (e.g. product sharing, material exchange, reuse, etc.)

  • Value chain collaboration
    Value chain collaboration

    Organisation in which the company effectively collaborates with customers and/or suppliers to create and capture value, going beyond the classical business model.

  • Localisation
    Localisation

    Organizing the physical flows of resources and products on a local scale (e.g. enabled by local 3D manufacturing, decentralized loop closure,....).

  • Value network collaboration
    Value network collaboration

    Collaboration between different companies / government bodies, local communities, NGOs throughout the value network to achieve a common goal