Influences of additive manufacturing on logistics subsystems – an empirical study

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One prospect of additive manufacturing (AM) is location-independent and on-demand production from digital files. Implementing the technology influences production in the company but also simplifies and shortens the holistic supply chain. While these impacts have been increasingly studied, there is a lack of contributions that look at the impact of AM on internal logistical processes. For this reason, an empirical study was conducted, whereby semi-structured expert interviews were chosen as the survey instrument to extend the existing theory. As a result, procurement, warehousing, production, and distribution effects can be shown. The results also compare current potentials and barriers in practice with the literature. The contribution is rounded with practical implications and further research to advance the development in the AM field.


Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationSupply Management Research
PublisherSpringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
ISBN (electronic)978-3-658-42635-4
ISBN (print)978-3-658-42634-7
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2023

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ORCID /0000-0001-6942-3763/work/143075664
ORCID /0000-0002-1617-1520/work/143075724