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Hype Cycle for Manufacturing Operations Strategy, 2020

Published: 06 August 2020

ID: G00450325

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson


A dynamic and volatile market environment is changing the face of manufacturing operations. This Hype Cycle will help manufacturing operations leaders shape future strategies, create roadmaps, align investments and educate peers.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Modular Operating Model
    • 5G for Manufacturing Operations
    • Circular Economy
    • Agile Teams
    • Mobile Factories
    • Supply Chain as a Service
  • At the Peak
    • Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Connected Factory Worker
    • Value-Added Manufacturing Services
    • Digital Thread
    • Solution-Centric Supply Chains
    • Autonomous Things — Manufacturing Operations
    • Machine Learning
    • Immersive Experience in Manufacturing Operations
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Smart Factory
    • Digital Twin
    • Digital Operating System
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment
    • Prescriptive Analytics
    • Supply Planning
    • Supply Chain Convergence
    • MOM Application Suites
    • Environmental, Social & Governance
    • Manufacturing Segmentation
    • Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Operations
    • Internet of Things — Manufacturing Operations
    • 3D Printing in Manufacturing Operations
    • Operational Technology Security
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Digital Supply Chain Strategy
    • Manufacturing Network Design
    • Synchronized BOMs
    • Track and Trace and Serialization
    • Corporate Production Systems
    • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Supplier Quality
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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