Felipe Alexandre de Lima holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business & Trade and a master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Fortaleza, Brazil. He is a doctoral student at the Chair of Supply Management, University of Kassel, Germany, and an early stage researcher in the Realising the Transition to the Circular Economy (ReTraCE) project. His research interests are focused on (Sustainable) Supply Chain Management, Risks and Uncertainties, Sustainability, and Circular Economy.


As an ESR based at UniKassel, Felipe will focus on risk management in multi-tier circular supply chains. His research will accomplish ReTraCE’s research question on enhancing the sustainability of supply chains and production systems by implementing initiatives (at the micro and meso levels) that considers the circular economy concept. He will also identify the main risks and barriers (from both a technological and relational point of view) to the implementation of these initiatives and explore case studies to understand how companies deal with risks in multi-tier circular supply chains, and which mitigation measures should be implemented.


Journal Papers

De Lima, F. A., Seuring, S., & Sauer, P. C. (2021). A systematic literature review exploring uncertainty management and sustainability outcomes in circular supply chains. International Journal of Production Research, 1–34.

Conference Papers

De Lima, F. A, Sudusinghe, J. I., & Seuring, S. (2020). Achieving sustainability performance: the role of risk mitigation strategies in redefined relationships within circular supply chains. Dresden Nexus Conference 2020: Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society (Dresden, Germany, 3-5 June 2020).

De Lima, F. A., & Seuring, S. (2020). Exploring risks, uncertainties, and sustainability performance in circular supply chains. The 19th EurOMA Doctoral Seminar: Research Design in Operations Management (Warwick, the UK, 25-26 June 2020).

Sudusinghe, J. I., De Lima, F. A., & Seuring, S. (2021). A systematic review exploring supply chain risks and collaboration in circular business models. The 8th EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Forum (La Rochelle, France, 22-23 March 2021).

De Lima, F. A., & Seuring, S. (2021). Analyzing risks and uncertainties in circular supply chains: a Delphi study. The 20th EurOMA Doctoral Seminar: Research Results in Operations Management (Berlin, Germany, 1-2 July 2021).

Sudusinghe, J. I., De Lima, F. A., Hettiarachchi, B. D., & Seuring, S. (2021). Identifying risks and collaboration practices in circular supply chains: A Delphi study using Multi Criteria Decision Analysis. The 28th EurOMA Conference. Managing the “new normal”: The future of Operations and Supply Chain Management in unprecedented times (Berlin, Germany, 5-7 July 2021).

Sudusinghe, J. I., De Lima, F. A., Seuring, S., & Genovese, A. (2021). A theoretical approach to supply chains in circular economy. The 10th International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production (Ferrara, Italy, 11 November 2021).