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Hype Cycle for Manufacturing Strategy, 2016

Published: 20 July 2016

ID: G00290219

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson


Manufacturing strategy and center-of-excellence leaders should use this Hype Cycle to understand maturity and viability of various core competencies, emerging technologies and business disciplines as they align their next five- to 10-year strategies and investment portfolios.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Blockchain/Distributed Ledgers in Supply Chain Execution
    • Cyber Physical Systems
    • Cognitive Expert Advisors
    • Digital Twin
    • Talent Science
    • Digital Business
    • Smart Robots
  • At the Peak
    • Machine Learning
    • Predictive Analytics
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Operations
    • Supply Chain Execution Convergence
    • Internet of Things for Manufacturing Operations
    • Manufacturing Segmentation
    • 3D Printing in Manufacturing Operations
    • Supply Planning
    • Synchronized BOMs
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Digital Manufacturing
    • Mobility in Manufacturing Operations
    • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
    • Track-and-Trace and Serialization
    • Manufacturing Network Design
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Center of Excellence
    • Lean Production Systems
    • Supplier Quality
    • External (Third-Party) Manufacturing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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