Trends Report

Twenty Technologies Support Manufacturers As They Embrace Digital And Shift From Grease To Code

April 22nd, 2020


Forrester evaluated the maturity and business value of 20 technology categories that support smart manufacturing; for each technology category, we identified five vendors actively developing solutions that may be worth exploring. We make a recommendation for each technology, telling clients to experiment, invest, maintain, or divest. Few of the technologies we consider in this report make sense on their own; they work best together, so you should evaluate them as part of the broader smart manufacturing ecosystem.

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