Harnessing the Potential of Additive Manufacturing
Defense Acquisition University Huntsville United States
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Additive manufacturing AM has the potential to enable the Department of DefenseDoD to manufacture parts and components closer to the point of need, offering a huge opportunity to streamline the supply system. This could lead to the reduction, or eventual elimination of warehouses, wholesale stock, moving the point of sale from the original equipment manufacturer OEMsupplier to the point of use. Inventories of finished spare parts would be reduced, with commensurate reduction in facilities and staff to manage them, realizing significant savings for the DoD.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems