E-Commerce and Customer Expectations Propel Warehouse Automation & Control Market

New ARC Advisory Group research on Warehouse Automation and Control Systems reveals that widespread e-commerce growth has pressured distribution centers to adapt and expand their operations to meet rapidly changing requirements.  With the growth came customer expectations for same-day/next-day delivery that has had a major impact on the need for warehouse automation & control systems and parcel delivery companies have been investing heavily in warehouse automation to meet the increased throughput requirements placed on their distribution infrastructure. 

The growth in e-commerce and its effect on fulfillment requirements continue to be the most prevalent factors affecting the global warehouse automation market.  More recently, customer expectations for short delivery horizons (same day, next day) have intensified the need for flexible, scalable, and responsive warehouse automation solutions.  These requirements are placing a premium on intelligent warehouse software systems — warehouse execution systems, warehouse control systems, warehouse management systems — and automation systems.  In particular, there is high demand for goods-to-person automation in the form of shuttle systems, garment-on-hanger, and pocket sorters, as well as put-to-light and more traditional solutions such as conveyor and sortation systems,” according to Clint Reiser, Director, Supply Chain Research, at ARC Advisory Group and key author of ARC’s Warehouse Automation and Control Global Market Research 2017-2022  report.

About the Warehouse Automation & Control Research

Warehouse Automation & Control Market TrendsThis ARC research explores current 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, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modeling techniques.  The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts by functional category, region, revenue category, services type, end user 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 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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