Will Disruption Take a Bite Out of Logistics Jobs? - Yahoo New technologies and trends will shake up the industry, but could boost employment. As advancing technology and business-model innovations gain momentum and threaten to disrupt logistics, some are beginning to worry about their impact on logistics-related jobs. Take 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, for example. The concern over jobs is based in the fact that 3D printing eliminates the need for both high-volume production facilities and low-level assembly workers, thereby cutting out a significant portion of the supply chain. And what about other disruptions, such as crowdsourcing, where employers find answers to their needs from an undefined online community?