Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Discrete Manufacturing and PLM, 2017

Published: 26 July 2017

ID: G00327932

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


IT is transitioning from legacy PLM and manufacturing applications to advanced cloud-based platforms for discrete manufacturers to enable a digital business strategy. This research explores the hype and hurdles, and provides guidance in planning PLM and manufacturing IT roadmaps.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Enterprise Labeling
    • Digital Twin
  • At the Peak
    • Cloud-Native CAE, Simulation and Virtual Prototyping
    • Cloud-Native CAD
    • MRO PLM Functionality
    • 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
    • 3D Printed Tooling, Jigs and Fixtures
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Synchronized BOMs
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Sustainable Design PLM
    • System Engineering Software
    • Product Cost Management
    • Real-Time SPC Applications
    • Quality Process Management Applications
    • Simulation and Test Data Management
    • Product Portfolio and Program Management
    • Plant Engineering and Design
    • MES Applications for Discrete Manufacturing
    • Value-Chain-Centric PDM
    • Product Requirements Management
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Simulation and Virtual Prototyping
    • Parts and Materials Search and Selection
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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