E-commerce Growth and Demand for Expedited Delivery Propel the Warehouse Management Systems Market

New ARC Advisory Group research on the warehouse management systems market reveals that e-commerce has been a major factor influencing demand for warehouse management systems (WMS) solutions for a number of years.  The e-commerce market continues to evolve, as do the technology solutions available to support e-commerce fulfillment.  Expedited delivery of e-commerce orders is a more recent competitive phenomenon that is placing pressures on retailers, creating additional urgency around order-release and fulfillment response times, and enabling operations to assure order accuracy and efficiency.

“The widespread growth of e-commerce and the fulfillment process change driven by this e-commerce growth is a long-term contributor to demand for WMS.  Although this trend has existed for a number of years, it appears to be developing at a more rapid pace than many companies anticipated in the recent past.  The growth of expedited delivery (same-day, next-day shipping) has intensified the need for fulfillment centers to adjust their operations to compete with the likes of Amazon and Alibaba.  The grocery vertical of retail has recently emerged as a growth engine within the retail industry, as these companies are investing heavily in their fulfillment operations, including investments in WMS,” according to Clint Reiser, Director, Supply Chain Research, at ARC Advisory Group and key author of ARC’s Warehouse Management Systems Global Market Research report.

About the Warehouse Management Systems Research

Warehouse Management Systems Market TrendsThis 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 management systems market.  This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary modelling techniques.  The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts by application category, region, revenue type, customer tier, and industry. 

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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