Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2018

Published: 13 July 2018

ID: G00338723

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy


Supply chain organizations seek to simultaneously build foundational capabilities while pursuing innovative enablers. This Hype Cycle offers supply chain strategy leaders a snapshot of the maturity and benefits of key technologies, practices and business frameworks.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Conversational Chatbots for Analytics
    • SCaaSA
    • Virtualization
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Digital Security
  • At the Peak
    • Blockchain in Supply Chain
    • Customer Intimacy
    • SCM Cloud Services
    • Workforce Analytics
    • Solution-Centric Supply Chains
    • Digital Business
    • Social Learning Platform
    • Machine Learning
    • Prescriptive Analytics
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 3D Printing in Supply Chain
    • E2E SC Segmentation
    • Internet of Things
    • Predictive Analytics
    • SCM BPO
    • Big Data
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • End-to-End Risk Management
    • Metrics and Performance Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Network Design
    • Cost-to-Serve Analysis
    • Supply Chain Visibility
    • SCM BPaaS
    • Center of Excellence
    • Diagnostic Analytics
    • Targeted Supply Chain Segmentation
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Descriptive Analytics
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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