Gartner Research

Harvest the Value of Smart Manufacturing in the Supply Chain, Not the Factory

Published: 07 May 2018

ID: G00349159

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson


Narrow performance objectives, diverging processes and an overabundance of technology options are constraining broader benefits of smart manufacturing. This research helps supply chain leaders maximize smart manufacturing's potential across the supply chain.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Segment Technology Investments Into Those That Will Enhance the Core of Operations and Those That Will Foster Future Innovation and Process Capabilities
  • Break the Shackles of Site-Specific Benefits With a Stage-Based Maturity Continuum That Integrates Manufacturing and Supply Chain Performance Objectives
  • Pursue the Supply Chain Convergence Aggressively by Focusing on the Horizontal Alignment of Manufacturing Operations With Other Supply Chain Functions

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