Gartner Research

Manufacturing Operations Trends From the 2018 Supply Chain Top 25

Published: 22 August 2018

ID: G00351144

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson, Stan Aronow


Companies participating in the 2018 Top 25 process pursued a wide range of manufacturing operations initiatives. Here we provide supply chain leaders responsible for manufacturing operations strategy and performance a review of this year's common themes, in-process and completed initiatives.

Table Of Contents


  • Common Themes: Synchronizing Manufacturing With Supply Chain, Connected Factories and Corporate Production Systems
  • In-Process Initiatives Are Designed With Strategic Intent, Not Short-Term Cost Cutting
  • Organizations With Completed Initiatives Can Articulate End-to-End Capabilities
  • Four Traits of Success
    • Governance Model
    • Leading and Managing Change
    • A Clear Roadmap
    • Adoption of Bimodal Concepts

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