Smart Warehouse System: Introduction

  • The smart warehouse system is a warehousing technology that helps businesses efficiently manage their daily warehouse operations
  • The smart warehouse system continuously provides great value to businesses by making the best use of resources, reducing management and storage costs, eliminating errors with minimal human intervention, and thus improving customer experience
  • Expansion of various sectors such as retail, manufacturing, and FMCG has fueled the demand for smart warehouse system, which is required for fast, secure, cost-effective, easily trackable, and free delivery
  • The global smart warehouse system market is estimated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period, as numerous large companies such as Zappos, Amazon, Ocado, and Alibaba are implementing smart warehousing system in their warehouse operations for inventory management, channel integration, and payment processing. This has led to improvement in their business efficiency and customer experience.
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Global Smart Warehouse System Market: Dynamics

Global Smart Warehouse System Market: Key Drivers

  • The online retailing (ecommerce) sector is expanding at rapid pace due a rise in trend of online shopping. Hence, e-commerce companies are putting tremendous pressure on their supply chain and warehouses to provide faster services to end customers. This has led to the adoption of smart warehouse system, which is expected to boost the demand for smart warehousing system during the forecast period.
  • The average cost of labor is increasing consistently, and a smart warehouse system is efficient enough to manage the extensive warehouse operations, which helps reduce human labor and optimize employee performance. Thus, a smart warehouse system reduces operational costs and increases the profitability of companies, which in turn is expected to drive the smart warehouse system market during the forecast period.
  • The smart warehouse system provides companies a competitive edge by reducing errors, expediting shipping, properly utilizing warehouse space, and saving costs, which is expected to further fuel the smart warehouse system market during the forecast period
  • Global companies have increased their investments in various emerging economies to establish manufacturing facilities. This development requires advanced warehouses, which is expected to boost the demand for smart warehouse system during the forecast period.
  • However, a lack of awareness about the benefits of smart warehouse system in the small business segment and lower yearly income of small businesses hinders owners from integrating smart warehouse system in their operations. This is expected to hamper the market during the forecast period.
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Impact of COVID-19 on Global Smart Warehouse System Market

  • Increase in cases of COVID-19 across the globe is resulting in global lockdown and labor shortages, which has been one of the biggest challenges for every industry during the lockdown. Companies struggled to manage their inventories due to labor shortage. The global pandemic has rapidly changed consumer behaviour toward online channels; therefore, companies have implemented smart warehouse system in their warehouse operations to support workers and provide speedy and hassle-free services. Therefore, COVID-19 has had a positive impact on the adoption of smart warehouse system. This is projected to indirectly boost the market in the next few years.

Europe to Hold Major Share of Global Smart Warehouse System Market

  • In terms of region, the global smart warehouse system market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America
  • Europe dominates the global smart warehouse system market. Germany holds a prominent share of smart warehouse system in the region due to high wages of workers and shortage of skilled workers. Companies in the region are implementing smart warehouse system in their warehouses to address these issues, to support their workers, and increase productivity.
  • The smart warehouse system market in Asia Pacific is estimated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period. In a fast growing economy such as India, where majority of warehouses are manually operated are adopting automation in warehouses to enhance operational efficiency. E-commerce companies such as 1mg, Bigbasket, Amazon, Flipkart, and Meesho have been outsourcing a large portion of their warehousing operations for the last few years in order to speed up order transit time and reduce errors. This has led to the transformation of manually operated warehouses into smart warehouses in order to provide speedy services and thus, improve their customer experience, which is expected to increase the demand for smart warehouse system in the region.
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Global Smart Warehouse System Market: Competition Landscape

Various rapidly expanding sectors such as e-commerce, retail, FMCG, logistics, supply chain, and manufacturing are upgrading their warehouse infrastructure to improve their operations and productivity, which has led to significant opportunities in the global smart warehouse system market

Key Players Operating in the Global Smart Warehouse System Market Include:

  • Manhattan Associates, Inc.
  • Blue Yonder
  • Oracle Corporation
  • IBM Corporation
  • SAP
  • Körber AG
  • PSI Logistics
  • Mantis
  • Synergy Logistics
  • Made4net
  • BluJay Solution
  • Epicor Software Corporation

Global Smart Warehouse System Market: Research Scope

Global Smart Warehouse System Market, by Offering

  • Software
  • Services

Global Smart Warehouse System Market, by Type of Service

  • Standalone system
  • Supply chain modules
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) modules
  • Cloud-based

Global Smart Warehouse System Market, by Type of Warehouse

  • Traditional warehouse
  • Leader warehouse
  • Niche warehouse

Global Smart Warehouse System Market, by Application

  • Retail
  • Ecommerce
  • Manufacturing
  • FMCG
  • 3PL
  • Others

Global Smart Warehouse System Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America

This study by TMR is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers' or customers' journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.

Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:

  • Customer Experience Maps
  • Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
  • Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
  • Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey

The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The EIRS quadrant framework in the report sums up our wide spectrum of data-driven research and advisory for CXOs to help them make better decisions for their businesses and stay as leaders.

Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.

1. Customer Experience Map

The study offers an in-depth assessment of various customers’ journeys pertinent to the market and its segments. It offers various customer impressions about the products and service use. The analysis takes a closer look at their pain points and fears across various customer touchpoints. The consultation and business intelligence solutions will help interested stakeholders, including CXOs, define customer experience maps tailored to their needs. This will help them aim at boosting customer engagement with their brands.

2. Insights and Tools

The various insights in the study are based on elaborate cycles of primary and secondary research the analysts engage with during the course of research. The analysts and expert advisors at TMR adopt industry-wide, quantitative customer insights tools and market projection methodologies to arrive at results, which makes them reliable. The study not just offers estimations and projections, but also an uncluttered evaluation of these figures on the market dynamics. These insights merge data-driven research framework with qualitative consultations for business owners, CXOs, policy makers, and investors. The insights will also help their customers overcome their fears.

3. Actionable Results

The findings presented in this study by TMR are an indispensable guide for meeting all business priorities, including mission-critical ones. The results when implemented have shown tangible benefits to business stakeholders and industry entities to boost their performance. The results are tailored to fit the individual strategic framework. The study also illustrates some of the recent case studies on solving various problems by companies they faced in their consolidation journey.

4. Strategic Frameworks

The study equips businesses and anyone interested in the market to frame broad strategic frameworks. This has become more important than ever, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. The study deliberates on consultations to overcome various such past disruptions and foresees new ones to boost the preparedness. The frameworks help businesses plan their strategic alignments for recovery from such disruptive trends. Further, analysts at TMR helps you break down the complex scenario and bring resiliency in uncertain times.

The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:

1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?

7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?

8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?

9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?

10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

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