Direct-to-consumer Fulfillment Needs & “WMS-Plus” Solutions Propel Warehouse Management Systems Demand

According to new research from ARC Advisory Group, 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 the demand for WMS’ functional enhancements or expanded licensing. Warehouse operators are turning to WMS and WMS labor management/resource management solutions to assist with labor productivity and employee engagement. Many companies are turning to automation and robotics to help expand warehouse productivity.

"Companies have expanded the scope of their technology adoption to include a greater breadth of scope including adjacent technologies and integration capabilities, as well as a consideration to expand this adoption to multiple sites across an organization and to do so for an extended time horizon. This process of thinking bigger and thinking longer has propelled decision-making from that of a technology product sale to one of a long-term strategic platform partnership," according to Clint Reiser, Director of Research and key author of ARC's Warehouse Management Systems Market Research.

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

Warehouse Management SystemsThe Warehouse Management Systems research explores the current and future market performance and related technology and business trends and identifies leading technology suppliers. This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modelling techniques. The research includes competitive analysis, five-year market forecasts, and five years of historical analysis. The segmentation includes Revenue Category, World Region, Industry, Customer Tier, Type, Retail by Vertical, Add-on by Type.

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