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Factory Innovation Post COVID-19: 5 Best Practices for Manufacturing Operations Leaders

The COVID-19 crisis did not slow smart manufacturing investments: By 2024, half of factory work will be done remotely, impacting job families and shift schedules. 

But manufacturing operations leaders struggle in an era of continuous disruption to identify, pilot and scale digital technologies and new ways of working. 

Gartner has identified 5 best practices of manufacturing operations leaders who have successfully delivered innovations across factories.

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    By 2021, one in 10 warehouse workers in established economies will be replaced by autonomous mobile robots. There is no doubt that deploying innovative technology can improve efficiency and customer service, and can help raise maturity and transform supply chains.

    C. Dwight Klappich

    VP Analyst, Gartner Research & Advisory

    Delivering innovation in supply chain manufacturing

    Supply chain manufacturers are at a significant crossroad. Factories must not only support organizational endeavors for agility and growth, but also manage the ongoing impacts and risks from COVID-19. 

    Regardless of approach, a clearly defined path to managing a pipeline of innovation projects, unleashing them across multiple sites and using its benefits to continue that pipeline, is required.

    Bimodal is a practice that describes two separate but coherent ways of working that are required for manufacturing operations to build, scale and succeed with new capabilities. When executed well, both modes are inextricably tied to scale; which is repeatable performance that allows companies to move faster and deliver the value of smart manufacturing.

    70% of supply chain leaders report that their smart manufacturing efforts are run in parallel and not integrated with their digital supply chain endeavors.

    Supply chain management insights for manufacturing leaders

    Gartner experts enable supply chain manufacturing leaders in supporting business growth, risk mitigation, and cost optimization.

    Leverage Smart Manufacturing to Drive Productivity and Growth

    The pre-pandemic focus on supply chains enabling agility and growth, driven by smart manufacturing, now faces a more powerful catalyst. This complimentary webinar will help you shape your long-term strategy without hindering short-term actions.

    Connect Manufacturing and Supply Chain Performance

    The Hierarchy of Manufacturing Metrics helps to provide supply chain leaders responsible for manufacturing operations strategy and performance with a framework to identify, create and deploy a portfolio of metrics that provides a complete view of manufacturing’s performance.

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    This research shows manufacturing operations leaders how smart factories align with the Gartner top 10 strategic technology trends and provides guidance on maximizing their potential.

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