Preface ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii Chapter 1: What Is 3D Printing? 1 Chapter 2: What Can and Can't 3D Printing Do? 19 Chapter 3: Where Is 3D Printing Heading? 65 Chapter 4: Accessing 3D Printing Capabilities 79 Chapter 5: Deutsche Bahn: Applying 3D Printing to the Supply Chain 87 Chapter 6: The Impact of 3D Printing on the Supply Chain 97 Chapter 7: Emerging Supply Chain Models 129 Chapter 8: Wider Implications of 3D Printing 145 Chapter 9: Adopting 3D Printing 185 Epilogue 209 Appendix: Definition of Supply Chain Metrics 213 Index 217
LEN PANNETT, CEng FIET (London, United Kingdom) is a management engineer with over 25 years' experience of helping organizations to define and overcome their most challenging supply chain and operational challenges. A former UK Royal Navy submariner, Len is a Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology and President of the UK Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. He is an award-winning, recognized expert in the supply chain aspects of the implications of 3D printing and a keynote speaker at international forums on supply chain matters.