Gartner Research

Five Things CSCOs Need to Know About the Internet of Things

Published: 20 February 2015

ID: G00274540

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy , Simon Jacobson , Debra Hofman


The IoT presents unprecedented opportunities to digitally enable the supply chain, and to create solutions that combine digital and physical products and services. This research provides chief supply chain officers with an overview of the topic and its implications on the supply chain.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Pursue the IoT at any Demand-Driven Value Network (DDVN) Maturity Level
  • Leverage the IoT to Improve Existing Supply Chain Processes
  • Consider the Potential for IoT to Fully Redesign Existing Supply Chain Process
  • Assess the Potential for Offering IoT-Enabled Information Products to Internal and External Clients
  • Build Strong Supply Chain Technology Leadership to Support the Convergence of the Digital and Physical Supply Chains

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