Alain Eicher joined SBB in 2007 and has been Head of Supply Chain Purchasing Management SBB Cargo AG since 2013. He holds a degree in business administration and most recently an Executive MBA General Management at the Berne University of Applied Sciences. In his career with 30 years of professional experience he has held various positions in different industries (mechanical engineering, automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical, food industry, IT and railway). He is responsible for managing the entire value chain in procurement and logistics. material logistics at SBB Cargo and ensures the availability of spare parts. modern age Manufacturing methods such as additive manufacturing with short, flexible manufacturing cycles help to further increase availability. There are great opportunities in the materials management, logistics and warehousing as well as future developments in the Design of spare parts, assemblies and platform concepts. In his interests is promoting and establishing 3D printing by working with strong partners from the industry and the railway environment.