Gartner® Report: Hype Cyclefor Life Science Manufacturing, Quality and Supply Chain, 2021

Per Gartner, "Life science manufacturers must continuously innovate and streamline processes for producing high-quality, regulated products." 

Use this Hype Cycle report to prioritize adoption and analyze risks for emerging technologies that build resiliency, ensure compliance, and enable effective operations in manufacturing, quality and supply chain.





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Key takeaways, in our opinion:

  • CIOs must continue to work even closer with quality, operations, and supply chain leaders to navigate COVID-19's disruption of global pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chain operations.
  • Emerging innovations and technologies, when implemented with comprehensive analysis and risk assessment, can enable CIOs to build in more resiliency and modernize their operations to ensure continued quality, safety, brand reputation, and compliance with regulatory requirements. 
  • Technologies serving life science manufacturers (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, consumer health companies) can be ranked by their potential to deliver value, with consideration of their timeline to mainstream adoption.

Included in this report:

  • Detailed definition and business impact analysis of key emerging technologies and innovations in the life science manufacturing space
  • Technologies and solutions presented by phase on the Hype Cycle™ for Life Science Manufacturing, Quality, and Supply Chain, 2021
  • Priority matrix of manufacturing, quality and supply chain technologies, synthesizing benefit potential and timeline to mainstream adoption


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Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Life Science Manufacturing, Quality and Supply Chain - Michael Shanler, Andrew Stevens, Rick Franzosa, July 20, 2021. Gartner® and Hype Cycle™ are registered trademarks of Gartner®, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

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