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Reaping rewards of a new revolution

Reaping rewards of a new revolution PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsThe paper derives and provides empirical insights regarding how additive manufacturing (AM) technology affects the industry. This study reveals how the implementation of AM in the rapid manufacturing (RM) of products made of metal has boosted productivity. These findings also demonstrate an increasing competitiveness of the early adopter small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) using RM.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategic Direction Emerald Publishing

Reaping rewards of a new revolution

Strategic Direction , Volume 33 (6): 3 – Jun 12, 2017

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0258-0543
DOI
10.1108/SD-03-2017-0048
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsThe paper derives and provides empirical insights regarding how additive manufacturing (AM) technology affects the industry. This study reveals how the implementation of AM in the rapid manufacturing (RM) of products made of metal has boosted productivity. These findings also demonstrate an increasing competitiveness of the early adopter small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) using RM.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Strategic DirectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 12, 2017

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