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3-D printing: Just an additional manufacturing method or a supply chain disruptor?

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Speaker: Rob Basten, University of Technology, Eindhoven, Joachim Arts, University of Luxembourg
Event date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Place: Room BSC-E00-001
Limpertsberg Campus
162A avenue de la Faïencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg

Digital supply chain roundtable series

Additional manufacturing (more commonly known as 3D printing) was long confined to specialised laboratories and prototype manufacturing. Now the number of companies that offer 3D printing services is increasing rapidly and 3D printers can even be bought by consumers. Successful application of additive manufacturing already range from parts of jet engines, to trifles for consumers. Any 3D printer can manufacture a large variety of products if given the right digital design. Supply chains (used to) primarily move goods and materials around the globe with a secondary flow of information. 3D printing may reverse that: Supply chains will primarily move digital designs (information) around the globe with a secondary flow of materials. Questions and issues addressed will include:

  • Will 3D printing replace transport as the major activity of 3PLs?
  • When is the best time for firms to start investing in this technology?
  • What is the role of supply chain management in managing the flow of information (designs) in a supply chain with 3D printed components?

 

Expert: Prof. Rob Basten, University of Technology, Eindhoven

Discussion leader: Prof. Joachim Arts, University of Luxembourg

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The Digital Supply Chain Roundtable Series provides a place where our supply chain community can regularly come together to hear about new discoveries, techniques and ideas.

The roundtables encourage discussion and interaction between supply chain professionals and University of Luxembourg faculty. They address issues and topics relevant to the industry and leading professionals. They also expose supply chain professionals to industry research conducted at the University and elsewhere. The key aim of the series is to allow its participants to collaborate, sharing business ideas and skill sets to strengthen their businesses together.

The roundtables are of particular interest to the senior professionals in the logistics and supply chain community.
Registration by email to lcl@uni.lu