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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for Manufacturing Industries in 2019: Smart Factory

Published: 18 April 2019

ID: G00385264

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson


The smart factory is an underlying concept of smart manufacturing, digital supply chain and Industrie 4.0. This research shows manufacturing operations leaders how smart factories align with Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019 and provides guidance on maximizing their potential.

Table Of Contents


  • Why the Smart Factory Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Caution: Smart Factory Hype Fuels the Risk of Isolated Production Capabilities
  • Where Smart Factory Fits in the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends
  • Smart Factories Are Delivering Value Across Industries and Geographies Today
  • Actions

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