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3D Printing Leadership Forum: Leveraging 3D Printing to Build a Resilient Supply Chain

May 7, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The pandemic has exposed deep flaws in supply chains, leading to massive business disruption. Returning to routine procurement practices may no longer be an option as greater agility and resilience are necessary to withstand future shocks to the system. What changes must be implemented to overcome gaps in supply chains and ensure their smooth operation post COVID-19?

Join us for a 45-minute virtual forum for an engaging discussion, including strategies and actionable takeaways, where we will discuss:

  • Preparing for the “new normal” – How do you approach recovery and continuity plans, and rethink and design supply chains?

  • How supply chain and procurement managers can assess areas where additive manufacturing can help boost supplies.

  • Identifying the key areas where you can tackle supply chain gaps and lower costs using additive manufacturing.

  • What is the process you can expect when leveraging additive manufacturing in your supply chain?

The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A where the panelists will answer questions.

About the Speakers

Chris Liddiard is the Global Market Segment Head – Automotive / Industrial Parts, 3D Printing in the Adhesive Technologies business unit at Henkel. British by birth, he has covered the globe working in many locations for Henkel for more than 20 years including stints in the UK, Singapore, and most recently in the USA. Chris has worked principally in Automotive, running Henkel’s parts business in North America, including a short period managing an injection molding plant, and brought the first 3d printers into Henkel for prototyping. For the past 3 years Chris has brought that extensive industrial and automotive experience to the world of 3D Printing.

Avi Reichental is one of the world’s leading authorities on business digitalization and exponential-tech convergence. He is an executive who led during 9/11 and through the 2008 financial crisis while serving as CEO of 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD). Reichental is currently the CEO of Nexa3D and the founder of XponentialWorks, a venture investment, advisory and product development company, unique in its collider-business model of bringing together traditional mid-market manufacturing companies with transformative startups to accelerate value creation. Avi serves as a member of the XPRIZE Innovation Board. Avi remains a hands-on inventor with over 35 patents credited to his name.

About the Moderator

Bob Trebilcock is the editorial director of Supply Chain Management Review and the executive editor of Modern Materials Handling. He has been covering the supply chain for more than 30 years.

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May 7, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


United States


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