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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week: Gartner Hype Cycle on Supply Chain Planning Technologies


Always an Interesting Look at What Technologies are Delivering Consistent Value


Nov. 4, 2021



At Gartner's recent all virtual Supply Chain Executive Symposium, analyst Tim Payne led a session on Gartner's famous "Hype Cycle" analysis for supply chain planning-related technlogies.


The Hype Cycles are meant to place various technologies in a given area on a sort of oddly shaped maturity curve.

As with all Hype Cycles, Supply chain plannng one tracks technologies/solutions from their rise up from introduction to maximum hype, after which comes the dreaded "Trough of Disillusionment," as reality meets the hype and users are disappointed at the results.

For some ultimately beneficial technologies, progress is then made during the "Slope of Enlightenment" phase, and for some subset of those eventual widespread adoption as they reach the "Plateau of Productivity."


The 2021 Supply Chain Planning Hype Cycle is shown below.



Gartner Supply Chain Planning Technologies Hype Cycle



SCDigest must confess we haven't heard off all of these. Just what is "respond planning?" Don't know, but apparently it is near its max hype. Ditto with whatever "data fabric" is. "CORE" is on its way to deliversing real value - now we just need to know what it means.


Not quite sure why "integrated business planning" is rated as heading its way down the slope. Same with supply  planning, which has been aound for more than two decades.


Find where your current or desired planning tools are ranked - for better or worse.


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Posted on: Jul, 21 2023
It looks the above picture is the "Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning Technologies, 2020" which was published on 11/12/2020. I would like to know why the news said "The 2021 Supply Chain Technologies Hype Cycle"?




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