Direct-to-Consumer Fulfillment Needs and Warehouse Labor Constraints Propel Warehouse Management Systems Demand

Direct-to-consumer (e-commerce/omni-channel) fulfillment requirements remain the greatest factor contributing to the growth of the global Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) market. Furthermore, the need for expedited delivery has encouraged companies to adjust fulfillment capabilities or even relocate facilities closer to consumers, further contributing to demand for WMS functional enhancements or expanded licensing. Labor productivity is an ongoing objective for the implementation and use of WMS. However, labor constraints have become more severe over the last couple years. As COVID-19 recedes, economies continue to operate with a shortage of reliable warehouse labor in an inflationary environment. Labor reliability and cost are now of heightened importance, and warehouse operators are turning to WMS and WMS labor management/resource management solutions to assist with labor productivity, employee engagement, and the identification of more creative ways to increase warehouse performance. Many companies are turning to automation and robotics to help expand warehouse productivity. Warehouse management systems providers that support automation integration and orchestration are benefiting from the ability to manage both warehouse labor and automation capabilities in concert.

"Warehouse operators are increasingly challenged with fulfilling orders in short time with limited resources, in a cost-effective manner. The importance of fulfillment in e-commerce, coupled with labor constraints and elevated inflation, are rendering the warehouse performance improvements enabled by WMS a “must have” for thriving in this challenging economic environment," according to Clint Reiser, Supply Chain Research Director and key author of ARC's Warehouse Management Systems Market Research Report.

Warehouse Management Systems Market Trends

In addition to providing detailed competitive market share data, the report also addresses key market trends as follows:

  • E-Commerce Fulfillment
  • Global Economy
  • Retail Industry
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Warehouse Automation

Leading Suppliers to the Warehouse Management Systems Market Identified

In addition to providing specific market data and industry trends, this ARC market research also identifies and positions the leading suppliers to this market and provides and summarizes their relevant offerings. An alphabetical list of key suppliers covered in this analysis includes: Blue Yonder, Körber Supply Chain, Manhattan Associates, Oracle, SAP.

About the Warehouse Management Systems Research

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