Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Transportation, 2012

Published: 26 July 2012

ID: G00234122

Analyst(s): C. Klappich


Demand for transportation-focused technologies is strong, with shippers and carriers seeking tools to mitigate the pressures of managing freight, as freight service demand increases, stressing capacity; fuel costs remain volatile; and government mandates force companies to address compliance issues.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Ubiquitous Independent Carrier Network
    • Transportation Forecasting
    • Transportation Predictive Analytics and Simulation
    • Sustainability-Sensitive Planning and Optimization
    • Mobile Asset Optimization
  • At the Peak
    • Real-Time (Mobile) Routing
    • Geographic Information Systems for Mapping, Visualization and Analytics
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Dock Scheduling
    • TMS Multimodal/International
    • Battery-Powered RFID
    • Mobile (Wireless) Enhanced Supply Chain Management
    • Transportation Mobile Asset Tracking
    • Carrier Scorecarding/Performance Management
    • Carrier Appointment Scheduling
    • RFID for Logistics and Transportation
    • Automated Vehicle Locating
    • Cargo Portals
    • Global Visibility for TMS
    • Carrier-Centric TMS
    • Shipment and Package Tracking
    • Transportation Benchmarking Services
    • Transportation Spend Management
    • 3D Load Design
    • Sourcing Optimization
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Carrier-Centric TMS Suites
    • Foreign/Global Trade Compliance
    • Remote Diagnostics
    • Traffic Data Services
    • Yard Management
    • Software-as-a-Service Supply Chain Execution
    • Electronic Onboard Recorders
    • Workforce Management Systems for Logistics
    • Supply Chain Analytics
    • Multimodal TMS
    • Voice-Directed Picking in Warehouse Management
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Freight-Matching Services/Load Boards
    • Commercial Telematics
    • Multicarrier Parcel Management
    • Navigation Solutions
    • Fleet Routing and Scheduling
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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