Leveraging data for increased sustainability of products & factories
Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Franz-Josef Ulm and Charles H. Fine.
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Li & Fung is a supply chain leader in consumer goods specializing in apparel, beauty products, furnishings, household goods, health and toys. It employees more than 20,000 people and supplies material from 15,000 suppliers in more than 40 countries. Managing the environmental impact of products made by Li & Fung and its suppliers is a crucial part of LF's sustainability strategy. The objective of this internship based project is to assess product environmental footprint throughout multiple tiers of the garment supply chain. The approach to resolve the problem is to investigate of the current state of Li & Fung factories, create a mobile tool to collect and analyze data from factories and produce final environmental scores for factories and products. The mobile tool and the environmental scores will allow (1) factories to benchmark against each other in terms of their environmental performance, and (2) provide essential data to brands (Li & Fung customers) to make more conscious sourcing decisions.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2017.Thesis: M.B.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2017.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-50).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.; Sloan School of Management.; Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering., Sloan School of Management., Leaders for Manufacturing Program.