Gartner Research

Warehousing and Fulfillment Vendor Guide

Published: 24 May 2018

ID: G00353934

Analyst(s): Courtney Rogerson , Leif-Olof Wallin , C. Klappich , Simon Tunstall , Bart De Muynck


This research provides a compendium of the warehousing and fulfillment solutions categories and providers that Gartner covers. Supply chain and IT leaders can use this research to help develop a comprehensive logistics technology portfolio strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Market Definition
  • Market Direction
    • Replacement of Aging and Technologically Obsolete Applications
    • Cloud — SCE Applications
    • Digital Business — The Convergence of Digital and Physical Supply Chains
    • Growing Interest in Automation
    • The Evolving WMS Functional Framework

Market Segments and Representative Vendors

  • Supply Chain Execution Applications
    • Warehouse Management System (WMS) Suites
    • Supply Chain Management Suite Providers
    • Multichannel Fulfillment Suites (DOM Plus WMS)
    • Midsize Enterprise WMS
    • Cloud/SaaS WMS
    • European WMS Providers
    • Multicarrier Parcel Management
    • Slotting (Inventory Slotting)
    • 3D Load Design
    • Yard Management
    • Workforce Management (WFM) Systems for Warehousing
    • Dock/Appointment Scheduling
  • Material Handling Automation
    • Warehouse Control Systems (WCSs)
    • Warehouse Execution Systems (WES)
    • Smart Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)
  • Supply Chain Execution Supporting Technologies
    • Data Collection and Mobile Application Development Platforms for Supply Chain Management
    • Voice-Directed WMS
    • Ruggedized Mobile Computers
  • Consulting and System Integration Firms
    • Warehouse and Fulfillment — Specialty Consulting Firms
    • Material Handling Equipment (MHE) System Integrators with WMS

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