Tim Buhl, CPA is an instructor for the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management in the Wisconsin School of Business at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the School of Business work together to prepare students for careers within circularity.
As companies invest in more sustainable practices, many are moving away from the traditional "take-make-dispose" linear economy and moving towards a more circular one. This model keeps materials within the economy as long as possible. To successfully transition to a more circular economy, companies must change how they design and create products, how they relate to their customers, and how they interact with other companies.