Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Process Manufacturing and PLM, 2017

Published: 19 July 2017

ID: G00314494

Analyst(s): Rick Franzosa , Michelle Duerst , Simon Jacobson


CIOs must work with IT and supply chain leaders to evaluate emerging technologies to modernize and ensure improved new product innovation, manufacturing operations, regulatory compliance, long-term growth, faster time to market, and the ability to capitalize on trends in a global market.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • E-Labeling
    • Blockchain in Manufacturing
    • Enterprise Labeling
    • Digital Twin
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Security
    • Enterprise Laboratory Informatics
    • Product Innovation Platforms
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment
    • MPM Frameworks
    • Model-Based Manufacturing
    • Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Operations
    • Internet of Things for Manufacturing Operations
    • Cloud-Based PLM Applications
    • Supply Planning
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Track-and-Trace and Serialization
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Product Cost Management
    • Real-Time SPC Applications
    • Quality Process Management Applications
    • Simulation and Test Data Management
    • ISA-95 Integration Standards for Process Manufacturing
    • Product Portfolio and Program Management
    • Plant Engineering and Design
    • MES Applications for Process Manufacturing
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
    • Label and Artwork Management
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Product Specifications Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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