No more linear supply chains?

According to Mike Wilson, global head of Logistics for Panalpina, the traditional method of manufacturing products in Asia and shipping them across the globe is no longer sustainable – neither from a competitive nor an environmental perspective:

In the new world of manufacturing, the take-make-dispose supply chains of the past are morphing into the distributed, circular and sustainable supply chains of the future. The drivers behind this development are product modularization, the growing makerspace movement, and rapid advancements in 3D printing (3DP).

 

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