Louis Vuitton Hackathon to build a connected supply chain

Fashion & Leather Goods


Following the success of its first hackathon, “Unlock the future of luxury”, Louis Vuitton organized a second hackathon, this one centered on the supply chain. The event took place from June 17-19 at Ecole 42, a free computer programming school that does not require a previous degree for admission.

Louis Vuitton deepened its engagement with innovation and new technologies with another hackathon, dubbed “Unlock Supply Chain”. This major challenge immersed participants into the House’s supply chain. Cross-disciplinary teams of students and recent graduates had 48 hours to meet the challenge set by Louis Vuitton: invent groundbreaking applications to improve management of its supply chain.

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Some fifty participants, both model architects and data analysts, applied their expertise to develop ingenious solutions working from raw data and an existing planning platform. The goal was to create a connected, collaborative and dynamic tool that spans distribution, planning and procurement. Following two intensive days that included workshops and input from coaches, the coders presented their work to a jury. Louis Vuitton awarded the winning PLAN!T team a trip and an opportunity to work on a pilot project to put their solution to a real-world test.