Fab City: Decentralized, Digital Production for Urban Value Creation - Subproject on "Supply Chain and Operations Management"


Prof. Dr. Kai Hoberg (Kühne Logistics University - KLU), Robin Kabelitz-Bock (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

Funded by Federal Ministry of Defense (Bundesministerium der Verteidigung BMVg), Zentrum für Digitalisierung- und Technologieforschung DTEC.Bw (Center for Digitization and Technology Research of the Bundeswehr)

Brief description

This subproject focuses on the impact of 3D printing on the Circular Economy and regionalization of supply chains. It aims to implement a living lab ("Reallabor") in Hamburg to research the business, supply chain, technical, legal, as well as social effects of decentralized, open, and digital production sites.

Project purpose

With new technologies (e. g. 3D printers) people and companies can produce parts and products on site and on demand. The project partners explore the possibilities and limitations of this open production site on economical and social aspects. This subproject focuses on the impact of 3D printing on the regionalization of supply chains by implementing a living lab to research the business, supply chain, technical, legal, as well as social effects of decentralized, open, and digital production sites in Hamburg.

Subjects

Creating Value, Infrastructure, Sustainability

Project partners

Helmut Smith University (HSU), Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), HafenCity University (HCU), Bucerius Law School (BLS), Kühne Logistics University (KLU)

Contact person

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Robin Kabelitz-Bock

PhD Candidate