Gartner Research

How to Prepare for the Impact of Next-Generation Manufacturing Innovations

Published: 15 April 2019

ID: G00388930

Analyst(s): Kristian Steenstrup, Kosei Takiishi

Summary

Manufacturers embarking on plant-related Industrie 4.0 initiatives must link manufacturing operations across both the IT and OT domains to achieve success. Product managers should work within the constraints of OT and the organizational and cultural differences to earn manufacturer’s business.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Industrie 4.0 Is Creating Demand for OT Interoperability, Requiring Vendors to Manufacturers to Understand and Catalyze Value Chains
  • Maintenance of OT Systems Will Require Vendors to Achieve Unified Methodologies for Development, Delivery and Support
  • Culture and Organization Are the Biggest Barriers to I4.0 Success

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