Research Summary

Sustainable Operations



Professor Lee studies how operational synergies between different supply chains can be used to create economic value and improve environmental sustainability. She uses an operational lens to approach sustainability problems, focusing on the management of material flow (and disposal) through the value chain. In particular, her research addresses how raw material resources can be utilized more effectively by increasing operational scope. She has studied the implications of operational scope in a number of different industries including food, energy, high tech, and industrial manufacturing.


Keywords: environment; Environmental Operations; sustainability; operations management; operational disruptions; supply chain; supply chain management; food security;