14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
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International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies


Session Supply Chain - Stage 1

11:15 Nilay Parikh, Danfoss


Friday, 17.11.2017, 11:15 - 11:45 hrs


11:15 Digital Solutions for Value Chain Creation and how is Danfoss dealing with it
Nilay Parikh, Danfoss, Ames, USA
The entire study of Supply Chain and Value Chain Co-ordination is based on the goal of achieving Mass Customization. Various value chain studies focus on how postponement, VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) etc can help companies achieve these goals. With the advent of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, these goals seem rather reachable. With reduced inventories, and destination manufacturing - the fundamentals principles of value creation for the consumers or the market can, not only be achieved, but be mastered. The only way to achieve this can be with heightened coordination amongst the stakeholders of the manufacturing process and unlike traditional manufacturing, the stakeholders in an Additively Manufactured Product's supply chain can be competitors who need to work together because of the overlapping features or needs of this new technology. Nilay Parikh will discuss how Danfoss use digitalization concepts to overcome these challenges.


Mr. Nilay Parikh
Nilay Parikh
Danfoss, Ames, USA
Nilay Parikh works in the position of PGP - Additive Manufacturing with Danfoss, where he is in-charge of setting up the internal Danfoss Additive Design and Manufacturing Competency Centers in Europe, US and Asia. Currently based out of the Danfoss HQ in Nordborg, Denmark, his task is to first set up the AM Center there which will serve as a pilot project for all the other Danfoss AM Centers around the world.

Having attained Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, Nilay has worked as Project Facilitator and Consultant with a premier Additive Manufacturing service provider in the Southern California area before joining Danfoss. As a Masters student, Nilay had the chance to work on researching the prospects of 4D printing in the CRAFT (Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies Lab) at USC.