Spatial Life Cycle Assessment Methods for Green Supply Chain Management: A Case Study on the U.S. Pork Industry

Rylie Pelton

University for Minnesota

Rylie Pelton is a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Environment's NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise. Her research focuses on life cycle assessment methods development and applications for practical integration into organizational and institutional decision-making. Focal areas include agricultural and biofuel supply chain management, environmentally preferable procurement, organizational LCA, and community-wide environmental impact footprinting. 


Green supply chain management (GSCM) efforts are often hindered by having limited visibility beyond tier 1 suppliers and having environmental information only available at the national scale. Due to the heterogeneity of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Rylie Pelton (University for Minnesota)
  2. Tim Smith (University of Minnesota)

Topic Areas

• Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a , • Sustainable consumption and production


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