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Sustainability Evaluation of Mass Customization


This paper addresses the issue whether the concepts mass customization and sustainability are fundamentally compatible by asking the question: can a mass customized product be sustainable? Some factors indicate that mass customized products are less sustainable than standardized products; however other factors suggest the opposite. This paper explores these factors during three life cycle phases for a product: Production, Use and End of Life. It is concluded that there is not an unambiguous causal relationship between mass customization and sustainability; however several factors unique to mass customized products are essential to consider during product development.
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Thomas Ditlev Brunø, Kjeld Nielsen, Stig Brink Taps, Kaj A. Jørgensen. Sustainability Evaluation of Mass Customization. 20th Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), Sep 2013, State College, PA, United States. pp.175-182, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-41266-0_22⟩. ⟨hal-01452111⟩
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