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Hype Cycle for Leaders of Manufacturing Strategies, 2014

Published: 28 July 2014

ID: G00263158

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson


This Hype Cycle offers a snapshot of the relative maturity of core concepts, technologies and management disciplines to help leaders of manufacturing strategies get their strategies and timing right.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • What Is a Hype Cycle?
    • The 2014 Hype Cycle for Leaders of Manufacturing Strategies
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Robots in Manufacturing
    • Talent Science
    • Manufacturing Segmentation
  • At the Peak
    • Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Operations
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment
    • Supply Chain Execution Convergence
    • Internet of Things for Manufacturing Operations
    • Operational Risk Management
    • 3D Printing in Manufacturing Operations
    • Synchronized BOMs
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Supply Planning
    • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
    • Operations Intelligence
    • Sustainable Production
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Mobile Technology
    • Digital Manufacturing
    • Track and Trace
    • Manufacturing Network Design
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Lean Manufacturing
    • Supplier Quality
    • Outsourced or Third-Party Manufacturing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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