Gartner Research

Manufacturing Process Management Is Essential to Digital Thread

Published: 31 March 2020

ID: G00463768

Analyst(s): Rick Franzosa , Marc Halpern


Manufacturing process management (MPM) frameworks enable a full digital thread from product concept through manufacturing, delivery and service. This research offers manufacturing operations leaders advice on applying MPM best practices to enable digital threads.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create a Strategy to Connect Categories of Digital Thread Data by Performing Risk Analysis on Where Digital Threads Will Likely Break and Implement Infrastructure and Processes That Minimize Breakage Risks
  • Make the Business Case and Execution Plan for Implementing MPM Frameworks in Support of Digital Thread Enablement by Performing a Return-on-Investment Analysis Including a Risk Management Strategy for MPM, Involving a Team Including Product Design Through Delivery and Service Stakeholders
  • Prepare Design Through Service Operations Teams for the MPM Transformation by Organizing Educational Workshops to Educate Them on Updated Ways of Working Aligned to Revised Job Performance Metrics

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