Manufacturing

The use of machines, tools and labor to make things for use or sale. Most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale.

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Six Things Brands Must Do Online To Improve Sales

    Follow Forrester's eCommerce Enablement Framework To Grow Presence And Share

    February 12, 2019 Sucharita Kodali

    Brands are now generating a hefty percentage of their overall revenues through eCommerce, often on websites other than their own. To ensure that other retailers and digital business professionals are presenting a brand and its products accurately, comprehensively, and positively to prospective shoppers, this report presents a framework for brands to use content management best practices.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Extended Reality Will Help Manufacturers With More Than Just Training And Remote Assistance

    Look Past The Hype To See Where Augmented, Mixed, Or Virtual Reality Creates Value In Industrial Use Cases

    February 12, 2019 Paul Miller

    Augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and virtual reality (VR), collectively referred to as extended reality, are making their way into manufacturing environments. However, there's a disconnect between the hype around flashy immersive environments and the pragmatic reality of training and remote assistance use cases. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals understand the trends and decide where best to focus their attention in 2019.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: IoT Ignites Interest In Outcome-Based Pricing In Manufacturing

    Alternative Pricing Models Are Worth Exploring Only When All Sides Agree On Key Metrics

    February 8, 2019 Paul Miller, Michele Pelino

    The internet of things (IoT) provides new visibility into the physical assets and outputs of business, making IoT projects well suited to support alternative contractual relationships, such as those designed around outcome-based or value-based pricing. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals who support engagements using IoT understand the implications of these projects, providing guidance on situations where alternative contractual relationships make sense — and where they don't.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: 2019 US Tech Budgets: Industry Outlook

    CIOs Should Make Their 2019 Plans With A Solid Understanding Of What's Going On In Their Industry

    February 6, 2019 Andrew Bartels

    The US tech budget outlook for 2019 is generally positive, with projected growth of 6.1% only slightly slower than its 2018 growth. But in that broad picture, different industries will face very different prospects. In this report, we provide our forecasts by industry and high-level tech budget benchmarks for tech spending as a percentage of revenues by industry. We also address each industry's tech spending by category and the split between business technology (BT) and back-office technology (BOT) spending. CIOs should read this report to compare their 2019 tech budgets with the outlook for tech spending in their industry.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: How To Select A Commerce Specialist Service Provider

    Lessons From Reference Customers Of "The Forrester Wave™: Commerce Specialist Service Providers, Q4 2018"

    January 7, 2019 Lily Varon

    In the first Forrester Wave™ evaluation of commerce specialist service providers, we used 24 criteria to evaluate eight vendors. This report compiles the lessons that customers shared about selecting the right service provider during our evaluation process. It will help digital business strategy professionals in their own searches.

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