International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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New Innovation and Idea | Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation | United Arab Emirates | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023


Integrating 3D Printing Technology into the MRO Supply Chain in the Aviation Industry

Khalifa Alshaiba [2]


Abstract: The following study will identify and analyze the challenges associated with integrating 3D printing technology into the MRO supply chain in the aviation industry, ultimately providing insights and recommendations for effective implementation. Maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) items are part of the supply chain, MRO includes all maintenance parts used for repairs and support of production. It is basically includes all activities associates to maintenance that ensures the safety and smooth process of an aircraft. Managing the MRO in any company is very important to keep the supply chain running smoothly and without interruptions that may lead to increase in cost and effect the company. MRO supplies are essential for maintaining and repairing aircraft and ensuring the safety of air travel. The growth of MRO supplies in the aviation sector has been significant, and the industry is constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs. One of the ways the industry is exploring is the use of 3D printing technology in MRO. This paper discusses how 3D printing can impact forecasting and demand management practices, and how it can prepare the supply chain for future challenges such as pandemics. However, implementing 3D printing technology in the aviation industry presents significant challenges that must be addressed. The paper highlights these challenges and proposes potential solutions. Overall, the use of 3D printing technology in MRO has the potential to evolve in the aviation sector with respect to the supply chain management practices.


Keywords: 3D printing, Aviation, MRO, Supply Chain Management Challanges, supply Distribution, Transportation Facilities, Information Sourcing. Pricing


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 78 - 82


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