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Title: Supply chain reconfiguration opportunities arising from additive manufacturing technologies in the digital era
Authors: Tziantopoulos, Konstantinos
Tsolakis, Naoum
Vlachos, Dimitrios
Tsironis, Loukas
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences::Economics and Business::Business and Management
Keywords: Additive manufacturing
critical taxonomy
digital manufacturing
hierarchical decision-making process
supply chain reconfiguration framework
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
Source: Production Planning & Control
Volume: 30
Issue: 7
First Page: 510
Last Page: 521
Abstract: The aim of this study is to explore the impact of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies on the configuration opportunities of supply chains (SCs) within the digital manufacturing era. To this effect, we first conduct a critical taxonomy of existing research efforts and then propose an integrated decision-making process for the design and management of SCs defined by digital manufacturing technologies. Following, we provide an integrated framework for future SC reconfiguration opportunities arising from the adoption of AM on a supply network setting. Our analysis demonstrates the significant ramifications of AM techniques on SC configuration and sustainability performance as opposed to conventional value networks; however, existing research is evidently limited due to scope related challenges and the inherent complexity at the manufacturing echelon of the respective supply networks.
ISSN: 0953-7287
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/09537287.2018.1540052
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