In Influencers Roundtable, we bring together voices from consulting firms to share how they perceive various emerging technologies. The answers below have been edited for clarity and length.
The rise of 3D printing has not gone unnoticed in the supply chain.
Companies like HP, Boeing and Adidas are using it to make niche parts or reduce their lead times. Others, like UPS, are setting up business services around the tech, so companies can outsource startup costs.
The technology has been around for years, so what it so popular now? We asked consultants:
What is the business case for 3D printing in the supply chain?