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Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2016

Published: 11 July 2016

ID: G00290228

Analyst(s): C. Klappich


Supply chain and IT leaders should use this Hype Cycle to understand the maturity and viability of various supply chain execution technologies as they look at how these technologies could help transform their logistics operations.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Blockchain/Distributed Ledgers in Supply Chain Execution
    • Cyber Physical Systems
    • Ubiquitous Independent Logistics Grid
    • Transportation Forecasting
    • Wearable User Interface in Logistics
    • Warehouse Execution Systems
    • Warehouse Robots
    • Smart Automated Guided Vehicles
    • Warehouse Resource Planning and Scheduling
    • Commercial UAVs (Drones)
  • At the Peak
    • Multienterprise MDM
    • Supply Chain Execution Predictive Analytics
    • Community Management
    • SCM BPO
    • 3D Printing in Supply Chain
    • Mobile Asset Optimization
    • Real-Time (Mobile-Synchronized) Route Optimization
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Supply Chain Execution Convergence
    • TMS Multimodal/International
    • Warehouse Control Systems
    • 3DP-Enabled Augmented Manufacturing
    • Dock Scheduling
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Mobile Technology
    • Global Logistics Visibility
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Railcar Fleet Management Solutions
    • Transportation Benchmarking Services
    • Information Hubs for SCM
    • Over-the-Road Carrier-Centric TMS Suites
    • Carrier/Supplier Appointment Scheduling
    • RFID for Logistics and Transportation
    • Distributed Order Management
    • SCM BPaaS
    • MDM of Product Data
    • Integration Brokerage
    • Sourcing Optimization
    • SaaS Supply Chain Execution
    • Shipper-Centric Multimodal TMSs
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Slotting Optimization
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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