segunda-feira, maio 08, 2017

Acerca de Mongo (parte IV)

Parte Iparte II e parte III.
"Markets most likely to be disrupted first have small production volumes per variant, high product variety requiring a large number of parts, high demand for customization and individualized products, and a particular need for local production and fast lead times.
In the near future, AM may not lead to lower unit costs in comparison with a traditional plant operating at the minimum efficient scale of mass manufacturing, but the total costs of serving customers through AM may already be lower in some industries compared with TM methods.
Transportation is another sector that will be disrupted. Whereas today the Suez and Panama canals are being expanded to accommodate the global trade in goods, the changes in the location of production as well as the structures of supply chains will transform this industry beyond recognition. As noted earlier, transportation needs will shift from components to raw materials, and finished products will require transportation over much shorter distances (print shop to home) than before (global manufacturing site to retail outlet). It would be prudent for companies in the business of container shipping of components and finished products to explore right now how to invest in AM to hedge their business (as UPS did).
Industries in market segments that offer high volume demand of very standardized products without much uncertainty or variability may be shielded the longest from the disruptive effects of AM."

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