ARC Advisory Group recently completed new research focused on independent warehouse management systems (WMS) consulting specialists, defined as organizations that derive 15 percent or more of their business from WMS-related consulting and systems integration/implementation services. The market for qualified WMS consultants has been tight for several years. As a result, many large IT consultancies have acquired WMS consultancies to capture their in-demand capabilities. As these dynamics play out, ARC believes that the WMS consulting specialists market will grow more rapidly than the consulting service revenues of WMS suppliers. The research is focused on those independent consultancies that offer implementation services for Blue Yonder (RedPrairie) WMS, Infor WMS, Koerber (HighJump) WMS, Manhattan Associates WMS, Oracle WMS, and SAP WMS (SAP EWM), as well as residual services for other WMS providers of smaller scale.
"ARC expects the WMS consulting specialists market to experience rapid growth due to WMS suppliers’ increased reliance on service partners and the increasing market needs for cloud platform support and integration services between WMS and complementary technologies such as warehouse automation and robotics. The market is quite complex, there are numerous variations in business models, and the market is not nearly as fragmented as many believe. This is due in part to the burst in acquisitions of these providers by large IT consultancies and to the degree to which these large IT consultancies subcontract the WMS implementations to independent WMS consultancies," according to Clint Reiser, Director of Research and key author of ARC's Warehouse Management Systems Consulting Specialists Market Research.
WMS Consulting Specialists Market Trends
In addition to providing detailed competitive market share data, the report also addresses key market trends as follows:
- Acquisitions and Consolidation
- E-Commerce Fulfillment
- Global Economy
- Warehouse Automation
Leading Suppliers to the WMS Consulting Specialists 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: IGZ, Koerber Supply Chain Consulting, netLogistiK, Open Sky Group, Westernacher.
About the WMS Consulting Specialists Research
The WMS Consulting Specialists 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, plus five-year market forecasts. The research segmentation includes Overall Scope, World Region, Industry, Revenue Category, Systems Implementation & Integration Service Type, Consulting Service Type, WMS Implementation by Vendor, Customer Tier.
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