In this article, the authors develop a conceptual framework for 3-D Print Supply Chain Application and Business Model that helps broaden the understanding of the 3-D Print industry and its role in enhancing and integrating manufacturing and service industries in Taiwan. After review the current literature on additive manufacturing technology Industry, that is, 3-D printing industry; the authors interviewed fifteen 3-D printing services provided firms in selected Taiwan's markets and, develop a new conceptual framework based on the need for the consumer, the supplier and the combining the requirements of applicants and consumers. The result of this study provides an appropriate business model which can help organizations to evaluate and invest in this technology to stand firm at all times.
Che-Fei Chen, Kun Shan University, Taiwan
Ling-Chin Ko, Kun Shan University, Taiwan
Jui-Feng Ho, Far East University, Taiwan
Stream: Driving for innovation-centric entrepreneurship: Management and governance issues
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