Manufacturing must continue to do more with less, employing lean and agile techniques to optimize operations and maximize product availability. Manufacturing leaders must also satisfy shifting customer and regulatory requirements, drive product and process innovation, and anticipate the impact of potentially disruptive technologies on their business and operating models. Gartner research delivers the insight you need to assess your technology portfolio against your business strategy and help you understand barriers you must address.
Our research agenda for consumer goods, life sciences, automotive and other consumer-driven manufacturing industries focuses on the increasingly sophisticated technologies and core front-end capabilities that CIOs and other technology professionals will need to compete successfully.Get the Report
Gartner has identified the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2014. Take a look ahead at the strategic trends that have high potential to disrupt IT or the business in the next three years. Discover the technologies that may require major financial investments and the ones you cannot afford to miss. What should you factor into your future plans?View Now
The wave of the future — or just hype? Gartner Hype Cycles show the difference. Use our Hype Cycles to get educated about the promise of an emerging technology within the context of your industry.
Magic Quadrants and MarketScopes offer visual snapshots of a market's direction, maturity and participants. Which Vendors are leaders, visionaries, challengers or niche players?
Gartner Vendor Ratings assess all the different aspects of a technology provider, such as its strategy, organization, products, technology, marketing, financials and support. Use Vendor Ratings to assess the technology providers in your industry.