From Uniform to Unique: The IT-Enabled Transformation of Manufacturing


Published: 03 January 2019 ID: G00376914

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Summary

Social and economic trends are driving demand for customized products, while new design and manufacturing technologies enable their production. Evolving from mass production to mass customization requires CIOs to provide agile information and technology that supports this transformation.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • Customer Requirements Are Evolving From Uniform to Unique
    • Product Concepts Are Advancing From Design for Manufacturing to Manufacturing the Ideal Design
    • Shifting From Uniform to Unique Requires Increased IT Involvement and Support
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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