Uncovering Bottlenecks… and Informing Strategy and Enabling Operationalisation

I study resource recovery value chains to identify drivers (e.g. profit potential) and barriers (e.g. risks due to contamination and variability) that govern uptake of alternatives by different players. I develop strategies to increase uptake and help operationalise them through different mechanisms.

Project: Supply chain dynamics of recovered resource supply chains – Using modelling and simulation to evaluate risks on markets and supply

This project investigates and develops tools to simulate the risks faced by businesses which operate in supply chains using recovered materials in industrial production. The pilot project takes the use of recycled concrete aggregate in structural concrete as a case study. The pilot project assesses how production in recovered resource and closed loop supply chains are impacted by the variation in demand due to the use of recycled materials and proposes solutions to manage such.

Collaborators: Pubudu Pathirana, Srikanth Prakash

Project: Industrial symbiosis – How do networks evolve retaining competitive advantage and what is the role of public authorities

Part of this project aims to investigate how successful industrial symbiosis networks managed to evolve together responding to the changing dynamic environments, retaining their competitive advantage in respective industries. The other part of the project is to identify the role of public utility authorities in the evolution of industrial symbiosis networks. Both projects take Kalundborg Industrial Symbiosis as a case study.

Collaborators: Daniel Samson, Thomas Christensen, Albin Mathew Thomas, Sebasthian Thomas

Project: Industrial waste co-processing in cement kilns – Creating value through sustainability

The published work relates to the journey of Holcim Lanka Ltd., (Now INSEE Cement Sri Lanka) in establishing a business unit providing industrial waste co-processing solutions to become a total solutions provider. The work analyses the different business and industrial challenges the business unit faced in initiating environmentally responsible industrial waste solutions in Sri Lanka in the emergence of the waste management industry in the 2000s.

Collaborators: Sajith Edirisooriya, Sudarshan Senaratne, Tharinda Elvitigala