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In response to global shifts including the pandemic, businesses are looking for ways to improve the resilience of their value chains. This influences how they plan and execute their manufacturing processes, particularly the locations of their suppliers and production facilities. Conceptualized to develop more innovative, agile, and efficient supply chains, the Distributed Manufacturing supply chain is geographically distributed to reduce costs and create consumer value. Advancements in design automation, 3D printing, 5G, and “digital twins” will augment this trend’s capabilities.

Distributed Manufacturing


Additive Manufacturing