Integration of Sustainability Issues during Early Design Stages in a Global Supply Chain Context

Olson, Elizabeth C. (The Pennsylvania State University) | Haapala, Karl R. (Oregon State University) | Okudan, Gül E. (The Pennsylvania State University)

AAAI Conferences 

A method is introduced to incorporate sustainability considerations in the early design stages, while simultaneously accounting for supply chain factors, such as cost and lead time. Overall, this work is our first step in understanding the trade-offs between sustainability metrics and more traditional supply chain performance metrics (i.e., cost and lead time). Based on our understanding of these trade-offs, we intend to help build computational artificial intelligence tools that can exploit these trade-offs for improved customization in produc