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Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2014

Published: 15 July 2014

ID: G00263207

Analyst(s): C. Klappich


Supply chain and IT leaders can transform logistics by building business processes that span traditional application domains. They should use this Hype Cycle to understand the maturity and viability of various supply chain execution technologies.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Ubiquitous Independent Logistics Grid
    • Warehouse Robots
    • Transportation Forecasting
    • 3D Printing and Supply Chain
    • Smart Robots
    • Warehouse Resource Planning and Scheduling
    • Supply Chain Execution Predictive Analytics
  • At the Peak
    • SCM BPO
    • Mobile Asset Optimization
    • Supply Chain Execution Convergence
    • Real-Time (Mobile-Synchronized) Route Optimization
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Warehouse Control Systems
    • Dock Scheduling
    • TMS Multimodal/International
    • Mobile Technology
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Global Logistics Visibility
    • Carrier/Supplier Appointment Scheduling
  • Climbing the Slope
    • 3D Load Design
    • Railcar Fleet Management Solutions
    • Transportation Benchmarking Services
    • Over-the-Road Carrier-Centric TMS Suites
    • Slotting Optimization
    • Sourcing Optimization
    • Foreign/Global Trade Compliance
    • RFID for Logistics and Transportation
    • SCM BPaaS
    • MES Applications
    • Software-as-a-Service Supply Chain Execution
    • RFID (Item Level)
    • Yard Management
    • Shipper-Centric Multimodal TMS
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Fleet Routing and Scheduling
    • Multicarrier Parcel Management
    • Voice-Directed Picking in Warehouse Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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