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IDC PlanScape: Smart Manufacturing — The Path to the Future Factory

IDC PlanScape: Smart Manufacturing — The Path to the Future Factory

This IDC PlanScape report uses the IDC PlanScape methodology to explore the topic of smart manufacturing. The intent of the methodology is to provide clients with a framework for creating a business plan by answering four essential questions — why, what, who, and how.

"Smart manufacturing programs can deliver financial benefits that are tangible and auditable," says Robert Parker, group vice president, IDC Insights. "More importantly, smart manufacturing transitions the production function from one that is capacity centric to one that is capability centric —able to serve global markets and discerning customers."

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.

IDC Manufacturing Insights Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
The Approach
Future Outlook
Why? Increasing Operational Effectiveness
Efficiency — Beating the Plan
Utilization — Improving Availability
Quality — Real–Time Measurement
Quantifying the Benefits
Increased Revenue
Cost Reductions
Essential Guidance
Actions to Consider
What? Taking a Wider View and Evaluating the Technology
Choosing the Technologies
Who? Operations Technology and Information Technology Must Collaborate
How? Paths to Smart Manufacturing
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Related Research
Table: Asset Maintenance Processes
Table: Technology Capabilities
Table: IT/OT Governance Constructs
Table: Approaches to Investment
Figure: IDC PlanScape Summary: Smart Manufacturing
Figure: Operational Equipment Effectiveness Calculation

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