New ARC Advisory Group research on the warehouse automation & control market reveals that companies in both established and emerging markets are now increasing investment in warehouse automation and control systems to improve throughput, order accuracy, and reliability of their operations. In the past, warehouse practitioners in emerging markets did not adopt warehouse automation systems because of the low-cost labor available in their regions, and labor costs were not high enough to justify automation investment as an alternative. But this trend has been changing as fulfillment has become a differentiating capability, especially for leading e-commerce companies.
“The increased demand for flexible and scalable warehouse automation systems is driven by an increasingly unpredictable fulfillment operating environment caused by the rapid shift to e-commerce and direct-to-consumer channels. Although increased throughput is still a goal, companies are more willing to sacrifice some throughput for the ability to adapt to changing requirements in the form of SKU mix, order size, seasonal variability, and unpredictable variations in order volumes,” according to Clint Reiser, Director, Supply Chain Research, at ARC Advisory Group and key author of ARC’s Warehouse Automation & Control Global Market Research report.
About the Warehouse Automation and Control Research
This ARC research explores current and historical market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading technology suppliers, and provides five-year global forecasts for the warehouse automation & control market. This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database and extensive primary and secondary research. The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts by functional category, region, revenue type, industry, and customer size.
This new research is available in a variety of formats to meet the specific research and budgetary requirements of a wide variety of organizations. These include a:
- Market Intelligence Workbook (Excel) – personalized spreadsheet includes up to five years of historical data in addition to the current base year market data and five-year market forecast. This workbook enables licensed users to freely manipulate the data to make it easier to analyze the latest data for business intelligence and generate custom reports.
- Concise Market Analysis Report (PDF) – provides an executive-level summary of the current market dynamics, market forecasts, and competitive analysis, plus an overview of strategic issues. The PDF is available with or without detailed charts.
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