MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 134, 201718th International Scientific Conference - LOGI 2017
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|Published online||08 November 2017|
The Impact of 3D Printing Technology on Supply Chain
1 Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 2172/15, 708 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
2 College of Logistics, Přerov, Palackého 1381/25, 750 02 Přerov, Czech Republic
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
3D printing technology has emerged as one of the most disruptive innovations to impact the logistics industry and the global supply chain. Some claim that the technology merely enhances some aspects of production process, while others argue that technology will revolutionize and replace existing manufacturing technologies. Whether revolutionary or evolutionary, 3D printing technology is recognized as an important trend that will significantly impact supply chains. The objective of this article is to explore basic issues related to 3D printing technology and possibilities for altering manufacturing and supply chain.
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