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Hype Cycle for IT Evolution in Manufacturing, 2018

Published: 01 August 2018

ID: G00340295

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


Manufacturers must adopt appropriate IT to enable a digital business. This new Hype Cycle analyzes IT evolution to help IT organizations plan their technology adoption roadmaps.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • AI-Enabled Material Informatics
    • Blockchain in Manufacturing
    • Cyber Physical Systems
    • IP Protection in 3D Printing
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Thread
    • Multienterprise MDM
    • Digital Twin
    • All-in-One Supply Collaboration Platforms
    • Cloud-Native CAE, Simulation and Virtual Prototyping
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud-Native CAD
    • MPM Frameworks
    • Product Innovation Platforms
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment
    • Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Operations
    • Model-Based Manufacturing
    • Internet of Things for Manufacturing Operations
    • 3D Printing in Manufacturing Operations
    • Cloud-Native PLM Applications
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Master Data Management
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Asset Performance Management in Manufacturing Operations
    • Digital Manufacturing
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Synchronized BOMs
    • System Engineering Software
    • Product Cost Management
    • Quality Process Management Applications
    • Real-Time SPC Applications
    • Simulation and Test Data Management
    • Plant Engineering and Design
    • MES Applications for Discrete Manufacturing
    • MES Applications for Process Manufacturing
    • Product Requirements Management
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence Applications
    • Simulation and Virtual Prototyping
    • Parts and Materials Search and Selection
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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