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 key industrial manufacturing industries focuses on the increasingly sophisticated technologies and critical capabilities that CIOs and other technology professionals will need to be successful in a rapidly changing digital world.
Recent technology developments like the Internet of Things and 3D printing are redefining digital manufacturing. New emphasis on speed, productivity and sustainability provide strategists opportunities to innovate the role of production in the value chain. This creates new revenue opportunities and changes the competitive landscape. Few companies are prepared to sustain this shift. Gartner and The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) explore the current and future possibilities of technology innovation on manufacturing strategies.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.