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Accelerating Digitalization in Manufacturing Industries Primer for 2018

Published: 01 February 2018

ID: G00344077

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Michelle Duerst


Advances in AI, analytics, IoT and 3D printing are transforming the business of manufacturing industries. This research will help CIOs drive the acceleration of new processes, technologies and ecosystems to improve organizational flexibility and agility in an era of digital business.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What common platforms, trends and strategic technologies are driving the manufacturing industry?
    • What concepts and methods from other industries can be transferred and applied to the manufacturing industry?
    • How can I deliver winning products and portfolios with product life cycle management?
    • How can I drive growth with sales and marketing technologies in consumer goods?
    • What innovations are impacting the automotive industry and smart mobility?
    • What are the additive manufacturing opportunities and use cases?

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