Information Meets Manufacturing: Fast-Tracking Prototype to Production

December 30, 2015 | State of the Market Report

Propelled by Industrie 4.0 and New Manufacturing initiatives, information technologies like Big Data, advanced analytics, and augmented reality are speeding products from idea to factory floor. Faster time to market, and ability to explore, make, and sell many more product variations offer huge strategic advantages to the manufacturers who can realize them. Manufacturing industries like aerospace, automotive, electronics, architecture, and medical devices are most affected by innovation in the digital and physical sides of manufacturing, and need to budget people and funds for research and development, partnerships, and acquisitions.

Coverage Areas

  • Digital Transformation
  • The Future of Mobility

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
    Manufacturing’s rebirth relies on Big Data and advanced analytics, enabling new tools and materials. Smarter ideation and design start off the new manufacturing product lifecycle.
  • Analysis
    PLM’s business case in the short term is based on speeding time to market. As manufacturing design tools improve, they will ultimately determine corporate strategy and competitiveness.
  • Outlook
  • Endnotes

Lead Analyst

Mark Bunger
VP of Research


Kevin See, Ph.D.
Maryanna Saenko
Ross Kozarsky