As consumer demand for greater product variation, availability of parts; and quality components increases, automotive manufacturers and their suppliers are looking for innovative solutions to ensure that their business can compete in the global marketplace. Bill Bacon – MD of Automotive at DHL Supply Chain UK – reviews the process of sequencing operations that many manufacturers are turning to, to ensure an efficient, smooth running process.
Logistics & Materials Handling
On 19 February, Amazon filed a patent application in respect of the equipping of trucks with 3D printers so that products can be printed on-demand, whether en route to the customer or at a customer’s doorstep. Cerys Wyn Davies, partner of Pinsent Masons LLP looks at the potential impact of this method of product delivery.