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Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2018

Published: 17 July 2018

ID: G00338710

Analyst(s): C. Klappich


Supply chain leaders should use this Hype Cycle to understand the maturity and viability of various supply chain execution technologies. This will help them understand how these technologies will evolve and how they could help grow and transform their operations.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Autonomous Trucks
    • Freight Capacity Platforms (Road)
    • Ubiquitous Independent Logistics Grid
    • Warehouse Labor Forecasting
    • Transportation Forecasting
    • Warehouse Execution Systems
    • Warehouse (Humanoid) Robots
    • Real-Time Visibility Platforms
  • At the Peak
    • Blockchain in Supply Chain
    • Autonomous Mobile Robots
    • Warehouse Resource Planning and Scheduling
    • Wearables in Logistics
    • Web-Based Logistics Portals
    • Supply Chain Execution Predictive Analytics
    • Real-Time Dynamic Route Optimization
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 3D Printing in Supply Chain
    • Supply Chain Convergence
    • Commercial UAVs (Drones)
    • Warehouse Control Systems
    • Dock Scheduling
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Track-and-Trace and Serialization
    • Global Logistics Visibility
    • PAT
    • Transportation Benchmarking Services
    • Information Hubs for SCM
    • Carrier/Supplier Appointment Scheduling
    • DOM
    • RFID for Logistics and Transportation
    • Mobile Technology — Supply Chain Execution
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Slotting Optimization
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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