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A Comprehensive Business Model for Rapid Manufactured Products

Hasan, Saad and Rennie, Allan (2008) A Comprehensive Business Model for Rapid Manufactured Products. In: 19th International Symposium of the Danube-Adria-Association-for-Automation-and-Manufacturing - Intelligent Manufacturing & Automation: Focus on Next Generation of Intelligent Systems and Solutions. DAAAM International, Vienna, pp. 591-592. ISBN 978-3-901509-68-1

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Abstract

The use of Rapid Manufacturing (RM) in a mass scale depends on a sustainable business model. The context of RM functionality can be segmented into two scenarios: Scenario 1 being the potential of RM to manufacture products with complex design. Scenario 2 presents that, once identified, if a product is viable to be produced using RM technologies, then how would the supply and demand paradigm work? This paper tries to answer these questions through the means of an e-business platform for RM products. The principle function of the platform is to electronically settle the supply and demand over a virtual trading system.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rapid Manufacturing ; Supply Chain ; Batch Size ; E-Business ; Reverse Auction
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 58169
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2012 14:10
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 06:05
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58169

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