The ways in which products are designed, manufactured, transported, consumed, re-used and recycled have a profound impact on our society and the natural environment. Over the years, supply chains have become complex, adaptive networks that generate serious negative externalities. We investigate how businesses, regulators and non-governmental organizations can jointly develop supply chains that function capably within social and natural thresholds. Particularly, our focus remains on discovering what innovative processes and structures enable transparency, accountability and circularity within ever changing supply chain networks. This work is led by Jury Gualandris.
Learning from IKEA circular economy initiatives
Professors Jury Gualandris and Rob Klassen visit with IKEA Canada to learn about what the organization is doing to build their contribution to a circular economy.
Delivering transformational change
Professors Jury Gualandris and Rob Klassen use a supply chain perspective to examine how NGOs can deliver on their mission to drive sustainability and social change.
On August 10, 2019, Professor Jury Gualandris will be co-organizing a Professional Development workshop entitled “Putting the ‘Network” into Supply Network Research” at the 2019 Academy of Management Meeting.