Additive Manufacturing impact on Supply Chain Management
Study of Automobile sector of Pakistan
This additive manufacturing has become an essential part of the industries, working on making their supply chain management strong. This applied to the automobile industry of Pakistan, which has been highly criticized for its inefficient supply chain. This study considers the determinants of additive manufacturing to understand this impact on the supply chain manufacturing and understand to what extent it has been applied by the industry y to check if there would be a better impact of the additive manufacturing on the supply chain of the automotive industry if adopted. The quantitative analysis with the help of the questionnaire showed that there is a high impact exists and hence the industry of Pakistan has been recommended to fully adopt the practices of additive manufacturing to become stronger and gain better profits.
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