Though its impact is still modest, according to Jones Land LaSalle EMEA Research, 3-D printing has the potential to totally transform manufacturing – and supply chains – as we know them.

In coming years, additive manufacturing will create a demand for smaller, localized manufacturing environments capable of custom production, shortened lead time and drastic cuts in transportation costs and overall carbon footbrings.

Here, Jones Lang LaSalle EMEA Research, demonstrates the impact 3-D printing tools along with the emergence of local and regional additive manufacturing hubs will have on the supply chain and the difference that will make from the traditional global system.

3-d printing supply chain infographic