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Make to Demand with 3-D Printing: The Next Big Thing in Inventory Management?

Business & economics


by
Chuck Munson

Book Details

Format: EPUB

File size: 174 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This case study examines how brand-new 3-D printing technologies could eliminate the need for companies to maintain vast inventories of critical spare parts, enabling these parts to be created when needed and dramatically lowering costs. It introduces the technologies involved; shows how 3-D printing has emerged and evolved; assesses cost obstacles; and encourages students and practitioners to consider drawbacks, benefits, and applications. Authors: Tom McNamara, ESC-Rennes; Erika Marsillac, Old Dominion University.

This case study examines how brand-new 3-D printing technologies could eliminate the need for companies to maintain vast inventories of critical spare parts, enabling these parts to be created when needed and dramatically lowering costs. It introduces the technologies involved; shows how 3-D printing has emerged and evolved; assesses cost obstacles; and encourages students and practitioners to consider drawbacks, benefits, and applications. Authors: Tom McNamara,… (more)

This case study examines how brand-new 3-D printing technologies could eliminate the need for companies to maintain vast inventories of critical spare parts, enabling these parts to be created when needed and dramatically lowering costs. It introduces the technologies involved; shows how 3-D printing has emerged and evolved; assesses cost obstacles; and encourages students and practitioners to consider drawbacks, benefits, and applications. Authors: Tom McNamara, ESC-Rennes; Erika Marsillac, Old Dominion University.

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