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Manufacturing 2.0: Defining Next-Generation Manufacturing

Published: 05 July 2007

ID: G00182525

Analyst(s): Alison Smith, Simon Jacobson , Colin Masson


The time is ripe for a radical rethinking of the application architectures, delivery, and supporting business models from technology providers, consumers, and services firms. This is necessary to support growing demand for manufacturing systems that enable demand-driven manufacturing. It's time to recognize what's becoming evident to many global manufacturers: force-fitting monolithic applications into manufacturing operations is costly, risky, and ultimately creates architectures that hinder agility, defeating the original intent.

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