Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Process Manufacturing and PLM, 2015

Published: 24 July 2015

ID: G00277455

Analyst(s): Rick Franzosa , Simon Jacobson , Marc Halpern , Janet Suleski


Globalization, expanding regulations, shrinking life cycles and growing demand for differentiated products in broader markets challenge process manufacturers. This research helps IT professionals understand opportunities that can improve business performance.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Intelligent 3D Models
  • At the Peak
    • Product Innovation Platforms
    • Industrial Operational Risk Management
    • Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Operations
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment
    • Model-Based Manufacturing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud-Based PLM Applications
    • Internet of Things for Manufacturing Operations
    • MPM Frameworks
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Product Cost Management
    • Mobility in Manufacturing Operations
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Track-and-Trace and Serialization
    • Real-Time SPC Applications
    • Sustainable Design PLM
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
    • Plant Engineering and Design
    • Quality Process Management Applications
    • ISA-95 Integration Standards for Process Manufacturing
    • Label and Artwork Management
    • Product Portfolio and Program Management
    • MES Applications for Process Manufacturing
    • Product Requirements Management
    • Formula and Recipe Management
    • Product Specifications Management
    • Manufacturing Scheduling
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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