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Warehousing and Fulfillment Vendor Guide


This research represents a compilation across 22 categories of warehousing and fulfillment technology solutions that Gartner covers. Supply chain technology leaders can use this research to help develop a comprehensive warehousing technology portfolio strategy.

Published: 17 January 2020

ID: G00425245

Analyst(s): Dwight Klappich Leif-Olof Wallin Simon Tunstall

Table Of Contents


  • Market Definition
  • Market Direction
    • Replacement of Aging and Technologically Obsolete Applications
    • Growing Interest in Automation
    • Emergence of Smart Warehousing
  • Warehousing and Fulfillment Solutions
    • Warehouse Management System (WMS) Suites
    • Supply Chain Management (SCM) Suite Providers
    • Multichannel Fulfillment Suites (DOM Plus WMS)
    • Midsize Enterprise (MSE) WMS
    • Pure Cloud/SaaS WMS
    • European WMS Providers
    • Asia/Pacific WMS Providers
    • Multicarrier Parcel Management
    • Slotting (Inventory Slotting)
    • 3D Load Design
    • Yard Management
    • Labor Management Software (LMS)/Workforce Management (WFM) Systems for Warehousing
    • Dock Appointment Scheduling
  • Material Handling Automation (MHA)
    • Warehouse Control Systems (WCSs)
    • Warehouse Execution Systems (WESs)
    • Warehouse Design, Simulation and Modeling Tools
  • Supply Chain Execution Supporting Technologies
    • Data Collection and Mobile Application Development Platforms for SCM
    • Voice-Directed WMS
    • Smartglasses in W&F
    • Ruggedized Mobile Computers
  • Consulting and System Integration Firms
    • Warehouse and Fulfillment (W&F) — Specialty Consulting Firms
    • Material Handling Equipment (MHE) System Integrators With WMS

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