With its ability to significantly reduce lead time and increase design control, 3D printing is expected to revolutionize the global supply network and manufacturing landscape, writes Gavin Davidson of NetSuite. The technology allows greater customization, making mass personalization and single-item batch sizes possible. It can enable "not just a global network of supply -- but more importantly, a global design network, bringing design expertise from all over the world right to your doorstep, or at least to the corner of your desk," Davidson writes.

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