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! 

analysts blogging about manufacturing

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This blog highlights research that IDC Manufacturing Insights has completed on manufacturers' increasing use of configure, price, quote (CPQ) applications to enhance the customer experience and empower sales channels to sell complex products and services.

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April 28, 2017

Simulation Driven Innovation

I spent a day with Dassault Systemes’ SIMULIA team recently at their headquarters in Johnston, Rhode Island, U.S., on the outskirts of Providence, learning about what it means for a manufacturer to use simulation to accelerate innovation. The day wasn’t only about simulation (also known as CAE – Computer Aided Engineering) tools, however.

This blog recaps the main messages shared at the recent Siemens Innovation USA event and IDC's analysis of them. The event took place at Siemens Corporate Technology USA headquarters in Princeton, NJ on March 27, 2017.

I recently published a report that explored the link between connected products and new warranty services that manufacturers can offer. While this market is still developing, IDC Manufacturing Insights sees significant potential in connected warranty services.

The market for robotics is rapidly growing, which is leading to the emergence, and subsequent maturity, of mobile service robots across a broad range of industries, applications, and use cases. Mobile service robots are gaining ground in areas such as manufacturing, logistics and distribution, hospitality, healthcare, retail, and more. As the market for these robots continues to evolve and these devices are being used in new ways, it becomes important to take a look at what it means to be an autonomous mobile service robot and evaluate the differences relative to the term “autonomous and mobile.”

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