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Oct 2017 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US42126317

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Operations Technology 2018 Predictions

Table of Contents

IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Operations Technology 2018 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By the End of 2018, 25% of COOs in Large Manufacturers Will Have a Transformational Role, Enabling New Business Models by Focusing on Customer Fulfillment, and Will Be Involved in All Strategic Business Decisions

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Prediction 2: By the End of 2018, to Accelerate Digital Transformation, 20% of Manufacturers Will Have Explored Proof-of-Concept Initiatives for "Industrial Equipment as a Service"

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Prediction 3: By 2019, 20% of Large Discrete Manufacturers Will Have Re-Leaned Shop Floor Operations and Organization, Thus Transforming the Workforce and Production Processes and Improving the OEE Metric by a Minimum of 5%

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Prediction 4: In 2019, 30% of Large Manufacturers Will Have Started to Invest in End-to-End Industrial IoT Platforms to Enable Seamless IT/OT Integration

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Prediction 5: By 2020, 50% of G2000 Manufacturers Will Leverage Digital Twins in Both Greenfield and Brownfield Environments to Embed New Capabilities in Their Factories, Such as Improved Visibility, Always-On Operations, and Greater Flexibility

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Prediction 6: By 2021, Large Manufacturers Will Have Automated up to 40% of Their B2B2C Processes, Reducing the Need for Human Intervention Using a Combination of IoT, Robotics, and Cognitive Solutions

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Prediction 7: By 2021, 30% of Leading Manufacturers Will Have Deployed Cyber-Physical Robotic Systems, Resulting in a 10–20% Improvement in Productivity

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Prediction 8: By 2019, 10% of Manufacturers Will Have Started to Deploy Cloud-Based Execution Models That Depend on Edge Analytics to Enable the Seamless Handover of Data to Enterprise Applications to Achieve Real-Time Visibility, Supply Chain Integration, and Increased Operational Flexibility

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Prediction 9: By 2020, 30% of Manufacturers Will Have Deployed or Will Be Piloting Distributed Manufacturing Concepts to Transform Product Design, Improve Customer Fulfillment, Reduce Excess Capacity, and Optimize Logistics Cost Structures

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Prediction 10: By 2020, Blockchain and Open Standards, Such as OPC UA, Will Be Used to Improve M2M Transactions and Processes Such as Traceability, Maintenance, and Customer Orders.

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Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

Accelerating DX — Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society

Human Versus Machine — The Impact of AI and Automation

Sense, Compute, Actuate — The New Data-Centric Paradigm

Platform Disruption — Unleashing Digital Innovation's Power for Scale

Empowering the Material World — Revolutionized Processes Expand Technology Reach

The Future Workforce —Global Demand for Digital Talent

Innovation Impasse — Legacy Systems Constraining Transformation

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