Gartner Research

Agenda Overview for Manufacturing Industries, 2013

Published: 03 January 2013

ID: G00247100

Analyst(s): Michael Shanler , Dale Hagemeyer, Don Scheibenreif , Steven Lefebure, Thilo Koslowski, Marc Halpern


Successful manufacturing requires an increasing level of technological sophistication to develop new products, grow business and remain profitable. Our agenda for consumer goods, life sciences, automotive and other manufacturing industries focuses on the core capabilities needed to compete.

Table Of Contents


  • The Challenges Ahead
  • IT Is Key to Overcoming Challenges
  • Research for 2013

Key Issues

  • How can manufacturers become insight-driven?
  • How can manufacturers continuously innovate their products, services, methods and relationships?
  • What can manufacturers do to connect environments inclusive of partners and internal operations?
  • How can manufacturers generate value propositions that "wow" customers?
  • What can manufacturers do to become agile while maintaining control in managing the business?

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