Sustainability Evaluation of Mass Customization

Abstract : 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 Brunø, Kjeld Nielsen, Stig Taps, Kaj 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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