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Manufacturing Group

 

Welcome to the Manufacturing Industry Group

Our IDC Manufacturing Insights community has been created to enable you to engage with our manufacturing industry analysts, share your knowledge and best practices, and connect with your colleagues.

  • Participate in the manufacturing discussions in our Blogs or Forums
  • Learn about and share best practices, tips, tricks and tools related to business/technology alignment
  • Network with your colleagues within your industry
  • Provide feedback to IDC's industry analysts and your peers

We welcome your participation! 

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Over 190,000 people from all over the World, including President Barack Obama, converged on Hannover, Germany, April 25th through 29th for the 2016 Hannover Messe industrial conference. This years event consisted of over 5,200 exhibitors spread across 17 conference halls broken down into 5 focus areas: Digital Factory, Energy, Industrial Automation, Industrial Supply, and Research & Technology.


Manufacturers are working hard to unlock the value of information that comes from their own operations, partners, customers, suppliers, and social networks. Based on that information, the most advanced can optimize business decisions, predict or guide outcomes, and develop new capabilities and products with sophisticated analysis and embedded intelligence. We've developed the IDC MaturityScape for information digital transformation in manufacturing across five key dimensions:
•Data discovery
•Value development
•Value realization
•Knowledge and collaboration
•Information architecture (IA)


Manufacturers are moving to the next generation of product life-cycle management (PLM), a product innovation platform. How do you plan, evolve, organize, and execute upon this new vision? We've published a series of reports over the past two years that define and detail the value, provide a plan for scoping, and most recently, a roadmap for realizing an extended view of PLM across the enterprise and value chain.


This blog post seeks to provide commentary on several recent announcements related to connected vehicles, as well as share some insights captured during my participation in a series of radio shows on Connected Cars.


I recently visited the HQ of Rethink Robotics and came away completely impressed with the company, the robots, and the potential for this company to transform the manufacturing industry, especially the low and mid-market manufacturers that were previously unable to make the investment in robotics. The market for robotics is expected to increase significantly over the coming years (16.8% CAGR forecast through 2020), with many vendors, such as Rethink Robotics, innovating and bringing robotics to areas of the market that have been left under served in regards to robotics.


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