February 17, 2022

Additive Manufacturing between decarbonisation and cost reduction and MOQ

By Patrick Chabannes

Relocation and decarbonisation, rising costs and supply disruption, availability and agility. Spare parts management is a combination of the challenges of the decade. With the French startup Spare Parts 3D, additive manufacturing optimises your industrial assets, enhances your information capital and provides an operational response to Procurement, Supply and Society.

What if you could copy and paste all the references of your spare parts into an application which, thanks to the power of machine learning and business expertise, would show you the parts that could be 3D printed and the associated suppliers, the reduction in MOQ and lead time and the savings generated?

Additive manufacturing: Creating value from parts data.

The dynamic French startup Spare Parts 3D offers a software platform to the Procurement Function that allows it to analyse its spare parts portfolio, to indicate the addressable percentage (with associated 3D technologies and corresponding economic calculations) and to take charge of the execution. The integration of all the requirements combined with the ease of use of the solution allows 3D printing to have a strong impact on your costs and operations even on a small part of your spare parts. 

3D printing is strategic because it meets the challenges of supply and procurement.

From logistics to maintenance service, from Procurement to after sales, by connecting your MRO management to Spare Parts 3D you will analyse the impact of additive manufacturing on MOQ, lead time, obsolescence, full cost, relocation and decarbonisation.

Founded in 2016 by young mech engineers, the software vendor Spare Parts 3D allows to redesignate part of the supply chain of maintenance or aftermarket spare parts. The Spare Parts 3D Cloud Platform allows you to make the most of your MRO data, even if it is disorganised or fragmented.

The machine learning and the business expertise of Spare Parts 3D allow to value an information capital even if it is poorly organised.

Additive manufacturing goes against the usual procurement habits. A change of perspective must take place. Should we accept to hear here and there that the Procurement Function is not equipped for this change? I think the opposite is true. The Procurement Function, its people and its methods, can take into account a complete cost with all the parameters. And since the Spare Parts 3D software makes access to 3D printing possible, there is no doubt that the Procurement Function will seize it to quickly measure the business and cost issues.  

Spare Parts 3D, one of the business applications to connect to your exponential information system.

As digital transformation requires ever-increasing speed, all applications that can be used as a service, that enhance the value of information assets and that provide business value must be integrated into new exponential information systems that are open and organised to evolve rapidly.  

For more information, you can write to Christian Darquier, Partner and VP Sales, who is convinced that “Additive Manufacturing at the service of the Procurement Function, forms FA2, a powerful combination to redesign its supply chain and its procurement”.

Long live French entrepreneurs and engineers! 

Lectori salutem, Patrick