As the Coronavirus Interrupts Global Supply Chains, People Have an Alternative – Make It at Home

Government Technology | Apr 24, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on global supply chains, a trend of moving manufacturing closer to customers could go so far as to put miniature manufacturing plants in people’s living rooms.
  • In general, companies are moving from using 3-D printing for prototyping to adopting it to make products they need internally.
  • If the coronavirus continues to disrupt supply chains and hamper international trade, however, the demand for unavailable or costly products could speed up the transition to distributed manufacturing of all products.