Gartner Research

Take a Strategic View of 3D Printing to Maximize Its Value Within Your Supply Chain

Published: 16 January 2018

ID: G00332549

Analyst(s): Pete Basiliere , Michael Burkett


3D printing is fast evolving from a prototyping method to a capability required to manufacture unique product designs and tools. Supply chain leaders responsible for strategy can use this research to define supply chain capabilities that deliver 3DP designs reliably while mitigating supply risk.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Launch New Products That Use 3D Printing for Product Innovation, Reduced Complexity and Increased Performance
  • Enable Product Customization and Manufacturing Process Innovation With 3D Printed Tooling
  • Mitigate Risks That Could Disrupt Product Supply Related to 3DP Equipment, Materials and Supplier Capacity
  • Take a Strategic View of 3DP as an End-to-End Process That Impacts Your Supply Chain

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