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COVID-19 Lessons

3D-Printing

A critical part of Business Continuity Planning

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COVID-19 has shown how 3D printing can be a critical part of Business Continuity Planning (BCP) in healthcare and manufacturers’ supply chains.

This crisis demonstrates the critical role 3D printing should play in de-risking supply chains and enabling a distributed manufacturing strategy, closer to the point of use.

The Bottom Line: for BCP in manufacturing, and any industry at risk of supply chain disruption, providers need to arm themselves with 3D printing technology and secure service capability.

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“Develop mature 3D Printing services and integrate them into your business continuity planning services for supply chains, particularly for the manufacturing sectors that have borne the brunt of COVID-19. Use this as a springboard to lead 3D Printing service providers”

(HFS Research, April 17, 2020)