Inditex, S.A. (Zara)

Who says operations can’t be fashionable? Inditex, S.A. (Zara) is the largest fashion group in the world and operates over 7,000 stores in over 80 markets. Unlike other fashion labels that design for an entire season at a time, Zara is continuously responding to market demand and rolling out new garments. It can take as little as two weeks for a garment to go from design to the rack. Inditex has been a partner company since 2007 and has hosted 14 internships at its headquarters in A Coruña on the Spanish Atlantic coast.

Zara sees their key LGO investment result from the internship projects and the opportunity to work with word-class MIT faculty including David Hardt and Georgia Perakis. LGOs have completely transformed its in-store replenishment strategy, operations, and business practices.

Gianpaolo Luciano Rivera (LGO ’23)

Title: Data-driven clustering for new garment forecasting
Engineering Department: Operations Research Center

Lampros Tsontzos (LGO ’22)

Title: Dynamic Algorithm for Target Inventory and the Impact on Replenishment Strategy
Engineering Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering