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Manufacturing Industry Scenarios in 2023: Leading Through Innovation

Published: 24 September 2018

ID: G00355332

Analyst(s): Wolfgang Reiter, Stephen Smith, Michelle Duerst, Simon Jacobson, Pete Basiliere, Marwane El Kharbili, Bettina Tratz-Ryan, Alexander Hoeppe, Michael Dominy, Ivar Berntz


Extraordinary technological, market and societal challenges confront the manufacturing industry. To envision the future, CIOs must recognize and act on critical internal and external factors. Our manufacturing scenarios provide CIOs with insight and advice on how to drive value with innovation.

Table Of Contents


  • The Focal Question
  • Internal and External Factors Driving the Scenarios
    • Customer Requirements
    • Approach to Change
  • Four Manufacturing Industry Scenarios for 2023
    • Companies in the Systematic Scenario Protect the Franchise
    • Companies in the Opportunistic Scenario Find the Right Things to Do, and Do Them Faster and Better
    • Companies in the Unconstrained Scenario Pioneer New Sectors
    • Companies in the Experimental Scenario Drive Innovation With Data
  • Comparing the Manufacturing Industry Scenarios in 2023
  • Recommendations

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