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Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2017

Published: 20 July 2017

ID: G00332638

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 grow and 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
    • Crowdsourced Transportation Platforms (Road)
    • Blockchain in Supply Chain
    • Ubiquitous Independent Logistics Grid
    • Transportation Forecasting
    • Warehouse Execution Systems
    • Wearables in Logistics
    • SCM Cloud Services
    • Warehouse (Humanoid) Robots
  • At the Peak
    • Autonomous Mobile Robots
    • Multienterprise MDM
    • Warehouse Resource Planning and Scheduling
    • Web-Based Logistics Portals
    • Supply Chain Execution Predictive Analytics
    • SCM BPO
    • 3D Printing in Supply Chain
    • Real-Time (Mobile-Synchronized) Route Optimization
    • Commercial UAVs (Drones)
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Supply Chain Convergence
    • 3D Printing in Manufacturing Operations
    • TMS Multimodal/International
    • RFID (Item)
    • Mobile Asset Optimization
    • WCSs
    • Dock Scheduling
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Railcar Fleet Management Solutions
    • Global Logistics Visibility
    • Transportation Benchmarking Services
    • Information Hubs for SCM
    • SCM BPaaS
    • Carrier/Supplier Appointment Scheduling
    • DOM
    • MDM of Product Data
    • Mobile Technology — Supply Chain Execution
    • RFID for Logistics and Transportation
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Slotting Optimization
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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