Category: Supply Chain Management

3D printing will undoubtedly have a large impact on global supply chains. This section is devoted to discussing and analyzing how 3D printing will affect supply chain management.

3D Printing and The Digital Supply Chain

What is The Digital Supply Chain Supply chain management is the process by which firms control, plan, and organize the flow of materials, information, and resources. Many supply chains are still filled with manual processes that lack visibility on products in the supply network. Coordination between factory cells and separate nodes in the supply chain […]

Improving Spare Parts Management with 3D Printing

Challenges of Spare Parts Management Aftermarket spares management presents many supply chain management challenges, including forecasting, delivery speed, and managing holding costs. Customers expect a certain level of post-purchase service when issues arise and there are large industries devoting to servicing these aftermarket needs for industries like aerospace, automotive and home appliances. Forecasting Unlike production […]

How to Develop Your Product Sourcing Strategy

Whether you are a re-seller with an e-commerce site or a product designer looking to source components for your product, having a product sourcing strategy is critical for success.  Navigating the supply market can be challenging and intimidating, especially with the fact looming over you that choosing the wrong product sourcing strategy can mean the […]

The Ultimate Guide to Supply Chain Management

What is Supply Chain Management? Supply chain management can be defined as a set of activities relating to the planning and control of all procurement, manufacturing, and logistical operations required to turn raw materials into finished products. It involves the flow of materials, information, and money and is critical for any company hoping to deliver […]

Running a Leaner Operation with 3D Printing

Inventory management is a critical function for all businesses. Whether it be raw material, work in process, finished goods or non-stock items that are required for the business to run its operations (computers, office supplies, etc.), it not desirable to have too much or too little of what you need to run your business. In […]

3D Printing Can Revolutionize Supply Chain Management

  As with most of today’s systems and technology, the current supply chain architecture may soon be a thing of the past. Current supply networks utilize low-cost countries to improve the efficiencies in their production operations, however, these practices have necessitated long, complex global logistics networks with many levels of suppliers. This architecture is costly […]