3D Printing takes off and OSM is onboard.
OSM Maritime Group along with other ship management, dry bulk, and global cruise companies have signed up to Wilhelmsen’s 3DP printing early adopter program (EAP) for 3D printing, eliminating the need for physical inventory storage, often complex distribution, and typically high logistics costs. Monday morning the 3D printing program was launched in Singapore, Peter Shellenberger attended a reception along with leaders from the other 5 early adapters; Carnival Martime, Thome Ship Management, Berge Bulk, Executive Ship Management and Wilhelmsen Ship Management.
“We clearly see that we have to convert buzzwords into action and embark on meaningful and solid trials if we truly believe that 3D printing in shipping can and will be one of the future disruptors. Better shape than follow.”Peter Schellenberger, managing director of OSERV, part of OSM Maritime Group
Wilhelmsen began their partnership with Ivaldi in early 2017, bringing Ivaldi’s proprietary virtual warehouse and on-demand manufacturing technologies into Wilhelmsen’s global supply chain via an ownership stake. As the result of this collaboration Wilhelmsen and Ivaldi, will provide spare parts on demand to the selected six customers’ vessels around the globe.
- reduced lead times
- enhanced availability of parts
- simplified procurement process
- reduced inventory and transportation costs
We see the value in Wilhelmsen’s initiative are excited to be one of the early collaborators to a more efficient sustainable future in shipping. Read the full story here.