A Lean Approach to Designing Sustainable Value Chains in Food, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries

Projects Description

This is a portfolio, comprised of three main projects, that focuses on developing a sustainable and lean value chain by reducing and/or valorizing waste across food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The main objective of this program is to integrate students in the work field, improve their hands on experience, and at the same time to help renowned Lebanese industries to efficiently optimize their operations and increase their return. To reach such mutual objective, a combination of innovative engineering processes and advanced lean manufacturing tools and techniques will be implemented, and relevant key performance indicators will be thoroughly assessed to evaluate the improvement in the supply chain’s performance. Based on the need of our industrial partners, wastes will be either reduced or processed and converted into valuable end-products that can be sold to farmers, food, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and/or cosmetics industries. The project has multidisciplinary facets that require the intervention of multiskilled students and professionals in different fields such as operations management, engineering (mainly petrochemical, food, mechanical and industrial engineering), chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, data analytics, marketing and advertising.

Desired Disciplines

Team Leader

Dr. Joelle Nader
PhD in Industrial Process Engineering
Assistant Professor of Operations and Production Management, ITOM department, AKSOB

Academic and Professional Collaborators

Industry Partners