UPS Logistics & Distribution Says 3D Printing Will Have a Major Impact on Inventory Management

UPSAlan Alming, vice president of marketing at UPS Logistics & Distribution, spoke about 3D printing’s impact on future inventory management in a recent interview discussing how third-party logistics providers can help manufacturers with inventory management. One of his strongest points is that 3D printing will have a big impact on inventory management in the future because it is able to create products on demand. Today, companies tend to make big last-time buys of spare parts, storing them in stocking locations before the manufacturer stops making them.

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