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2013 | 6 | 24 | 536-552
Article title

The Business Model for the Functional Rapid Manufacturing Supply Chain

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Abstracts
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The use of the Rapid Manufacturing (RM) technologies to manufacture end used product has become a more viable proposition these days than it was in the past. However, the characteristics of the technology allow for unconventional usage and subsequent supply chain support requirements. Therefore, it can be argued that the RM supply chain concepts have the potential room for further evolution. This research focuses on the possibility and structure of a business model tailored for the unconventional RM supply chain requirements. In this regard, the paper proposes the Virtual Trading System or VTS, which is an e-business platform that could potentially provide an alternative to the RM industry, in terms of supply chain functionality. The research outlines the structure of such a business model in detail, based on the requirements of the RM industry.
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Year
Volume
6
Issue
24
Pages
536-552
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Dates
published
2013-12-01
online
2014-01-25
Contributors
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  • The Open University, Faculty of Maths, Computing and Technology, Department of Engineering and Innovation, Venables Building, The Open University, Walton Hall, Mk76AA Milton Keynes, U.K, saad.hasan@open.ac.uk
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  • Allan Rennie, Dr.; Lancaster University, Lancaster Product Development Unit, Engineering Department, Lancaster, U.K, a.rennie@lancaster.ac.uk
author
  • University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Commerce, Department of Business Technology, Dolnozemská cesta 1, 852 35 Bratislava, jamal.hasan@euba.sk
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YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_stcb-2013-0008
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