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Digital Manufacturing Improves Supply Chain Resiliency: Here is how
As more companies develop their product ideas, particularly those that require speed and customization, 3D printing is poised to transform how game-changing product ideas are realized.
Fremont, CA: Digital manufacturing has risen to prominence as a vital solution to meeting the increasing demand for supply chain resilience. Localization and customization, in particular, as well as advances in 3D printing materials, technologies, and processes, are closing supply chain gaps and accelerating the global delivery of high-quality products.
Increasing Output without Requiring Significant Manufacturing Investments or Delaying Production
To achieve economies of scale, digital manufacturing does not necessitate the deployment of massive global supply chains and large-scale manufacturing facilities. As a result, companies can avoid the high costs of traditional manufacturing, such as sourcing, procuring, and building expensive tools, fixtures, and moulds.
Meeting Product Needs Just-in-time While Reducing Inventory Stockpiles
The days of keeping massive warehouses stocked with physical inventories are numbered, thanks to the agility with which digital manufacturing can produce products on-demand for just-in-time delivery. When the cost of merchandise exceeds the cost of on-demand manufacturing, 3D printing becomes a much preferred and cost-effective option.
Parts are Delivered Faster and More Efficiently When Production is Localized
Mainstream manufacturers have long boasted about their ability to create massive global supply chains comprised of millions of components and parts sourced from countless suppliers all over the world. However, these behemoth supply organizations are frequently hampered by inefficient, manual sourcing and procurement methods.
By Meeting the Growing Demand for Product Personalization and Customization
Traditional supply chains have been designed to orchestrate massive quantities of mostly static product designs in large amounts. As a result, they fall short of meeting ever-increasing demands for product personalization and customization. Digital manufacturing, on the other hand, is specifically designed for the precise and efficient production of made-to-order products.