Mia Delić, Blaženka Knežević, Petra Škrobot – ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES ADOPTION IN AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CHAINS – THE THEORETICAL REVIEW

Mia Delić, Blaženka Knežević, Petra Škrobot – ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES ADOPTION IN AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CHAINS – THE THEORETICAL REVIEW

Mia Delić
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia
E-mail:
mdelic@efzg.hr


Blaženka Knežević
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia
E-mail:
bknezevic@efzg.hr


Petra Škrobot
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia
E-mail:
pskrobot@efzg.hr


Abstract


In a highly competitive environment, manufacturers are looking for ways to
shorten supply chains in order to eliminate shipping costs and shorten production
cycles. Enabling the production of individually customized products, which was
impossible until now, additive manufacturing technologies caused the revolution in
product development and the supply chain structures in various industries. There are
two areas in which the additive manufacturing technologies have the greatest impact
on the competition in the automotive supply chain: (1) as a source of product
innovation, and (2) as a driver of supply chain restructuring. Regarding issues related
to the scope of additive manufacturing technologies adoption in supply chains,
previous studies were mainly based on an examination of the technical characteristics
and advantages of using additive manufacturing technologies. By reviewing and the
analysis of scientific and technical literature, available published research results and
respecting the paper objectives and the purpose, this paper will explore the impact of
additive manufacturing technologies adoption in the automotive supply chain.
Specifically, the paper aims to explore the influence of additive manufacturing
technologies adoption on lean and agile concepts of supply chain management in the
automotive industry.


Key words: additive manufacturing technologies, supply chain management,
automotive industry, automotive supply chain

Last Update: October 26, 2017  

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