Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Manufacturing Strategy, 2017

Published: 26 July 2017

ID: G00314628

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson


Supply chain leaders responsible for manufacturing strategy must balance digitization and operational excellence. Understanding the maturity and viability of the core competencies, technologies and business disciplines in this Hype Cycle helps create roadmaps, align investments and educate peers.

Table Of Contents


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

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