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Additive Manufacturing: How 3D Printing will Revolutionize MRO.

Timothy W. Simpson, Ph.D. is a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Penn State University and the co-director of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D), a DARPA-funded manufacturing demonstration facility for additive manufacturing (www.cimp-3d.org).  His research and teaching interests include product family and product platform design, design innovation and entrepreneurship, and additive manufacturing, and he has authored more than 250 technical publications and edited 2 textbooks in these areas.

Success Story

It takes a progressive manager to push the organization to look at indirect spend and managing it in a different way - but once you see it, then you realize the opportunity.

SDI at Work

In the third post in this series on MRO As-a-Service by Spend Matters, Pierre Mitchell and Michael Lamoureux talk about how managing MRO as a process delivers benefits from efficiency to effectiveness and beyond to an evolutionary phase. The next generation of value, MRO-as-a-Service, helps organizations build intelligent, agile, scalable and integrated supply chains (direct and indirect).

The project team has worked its way through Define, Measure, Analyze, and Improve. It’s time to begin the Control phase. The key stakeholders gather to evaluate the solution as implemented and create a plan to sustain the improvements. The goal is to standardize the improved processes, establish an audit schedule and schedule periodic follow-up to identify additional opportunities for improvement.