Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Manufacturing Product Life Cycle and Operations Management, 2011

Published: 27 July 2011

ID: G00214960

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson , Leif Eriksen, Marc Halpern


Globalization is extracting more demands on manufacturers' abilities to achieve growth and profitability, and meet performance objectives. This Hype Cycle reflects how these priorities are influencing product life cycle management and manufacturing operations software trends.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Cloud Computing in PLM and Manufacturing
    • Two-Tier ERP Strategy for Manufacturing Operations
    • IT/OT Convergence in Manufacturing
    • Synchronized Bills of Materials
  • At the Peak
    • Manufacturing Process Management Framework
    • MRO PLM Functionality
    • SOA in Manufacturing
    • Operations Intelligence
    • System Engineering Software
    • Energy Management in Manufacturing
    • Sustainable Design PLM
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Product Cost Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Modeling, Simulation and Virtual Prototyping
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
    • Process Analytical Technology
    • Customer Needs Management
    • Manufacturing Process Validation
    • Regulatory Compliance Functionality Within PLM
    • ISA-95 Integration Standards
    • Virtual Factories
    • EH&S Applications
    • Simulation and Test Data Management
    • LIMS
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Quality Management Systems
    • Product Portfolio and Program Management
    • Factory Scheduling
    • Formula/Recipe Management
    • Parts and Materials Search and Selection
    • PLM-Centric Team Collaboration
    • Value-Chain-Centric PDM
    • Process Data Historians
    • CAD-Centric Design Data Management
    • MES Applications
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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