Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Process Manufacturing and PLM, 2016

Published: 18 July 2016

ID: G00290494

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


Process manufacturers face unique challenges with changing legislative mandates for compliance, corporate initiatives, shrinking life cycles and a growing demand for differentiated products in a global market. This research helps CIOs 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
    • Cloud-Based CAE, Simulation and Virtual Prototyping
    • Unique Device Identification (UDI)
  • At the Peak
    • Product Innovation Platforms
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment
    • Model-Based Manufacturing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Operations
    • MPM Frameworks
    • Internet of Things for Manufacturing Operations
    • Cloud-Based PLM Applications
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Mobility in Manufacturing Operations
    • Track-and-Trace and Serialization
    • Product Cost Management
    • Sustainable Design PLM
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Real-Time SPC Applications
    • Quality Process Management Applications
    • Simulation and Test Data Management
    • ISA-95 Integration Standards for Process Manufacturing
    • Label and Artwork Management
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
    • Plant Engineering and Design
    • Product Portfolio and Program Management
    • MES Applications for Process Manufacturing
    • Value-Chain-Centric PDM
    • Product Requirements Management
    • Formula and Recipe Management
    • Product Specifications Management
    • Simulation and Virtual Prototyping
    • Manufacturing Scheduling
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Parts and Materials Search and Selection
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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