Additive Production Management in COVID-19 Pandemic
Purpose: The article aims to discuss the authors’ own experiences and literature review on the topic of small communities of additive production in COVID-19 conditions and propose an improvement of emergency procedures in situations of global threat. Design/Methodology/Approach: Its object is organizing and analyzing the experience gained during the production of healthcare products in 3D technology during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Findings: Further objects include identifying problems, proposing solutions, signaling problems to be solved, improving the efficiency of managing the production and distribution of health protection products, and improving the energy efficiency of the production process. Practical Implications: Structured conclusions and the resulting proposals for activities in the production and distribution of health protection products in situations of global life threat formulated further research goals. Originality/Value: An in-depth analysis of the literature on the subject and the research results presented in the article indicate the need for further research on the concept of optimization of the production process in the context of the temporary market demand for specific products. The article presents a proposal for a model that allows the use of incremental techniques and cost optimization depending on the market demands.