GVR Report cover Warehouse Management Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Warehouse Management Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Component (Services, Software), By Deployment (Cloud, On-premise), By Function, By Application, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-151-1
  • Number of Pages: 90
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global warehouse management systems market size was valued at USD 2.94 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.1% from 2022 to 2030. Growing economies across the globe have propelled various sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, and retail to achieve highly efficient operations in order to increase their output and meet consumer demand. In an attempt to address growing demands, logistics companies are continuously progressing to overcome challenges created by fluctuating product markets and shipping schedules.

North America warehouse management systems market size, by deployment, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

A warehouse management system helps reduce lead time, increase product delivery speed, and minimize distribution costs. The software is designed to cater to complex, sophisticated warehouse operations as well as tackle less complex resource-constrained operations. Besides, the WMS software is used by various end-users such as third-party logistics, B2B distribution companies, and other manufacturing companies.

Demand for WMS is anticipated to witness a sharp rise due to changing supply chain models of product manufacturers and rapidly growing consumer demand, especially in the transport & logistics, and retail sectors. The need for manufacturers to automate warehouse management processes and curtail costs globally is one of the key trends triggering the market growth. Spiraling demand for the system may be attributed to its ability to ship products in the fastest possible time through the shortest shipping routes.

Customers prefer cloud-based WMS services to on-premise solutions, as the former ensures cost reduction on the service. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) was introduced to meet the burgeoning demand for cloud-based services as it offers a low upfront cost and enables faster implementation in warehouses. These systems can manage both inbound and outbound freight and cross-docking. These systems are also compatible with other supply chain systems such as business analytics, transportation management systems, slotting management, and yard management.

Furthermore, cloud-based warehouse management system solutions can be accessed from any location through web-based portals. These systems extend supply chains to align fulfillment services and inventory management with advanced purchasing methods and provide real-time visibility into an entire inventory available via browsers and smartphones.

In the wake of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a significant disturbance in most industries across the globe. While few industries experienced a contraction in their productions and businesses, others faced severe outcomes such as the shutdown of businesses and movement restrictions. For instance, travel, entertainment, food & beverage, and hospitality industries had the most retrenchments, and on the other hand, healthcare and e-commerce businesses had an upsurge in demand.

The demand for warehousing has increased due to the rising trend of online purchasing. The implementation of lockdowns, social distancing, and various other safety measures in response to the pandemic has led consumers to pursue online purchasing. Therefore, several multinational companies are setting up new warehouses across numerous countries to accommodate this upsurged demand.

This has resulted in the growing use of warehouse management systems in e-commerce and third-party logistics industries. E-commerce companies such as Amazon.com, Inc., Alibaba.com., and eBay Inc. are ramping up the demand for WMS as they continue to set up new warehouses across the globe.                                   

Component Insights

The services segment held the highest revenue share in the WMS market, contributing to more than 81.8% revenue share in 2021. The services segment includes consulting, system integration, operation, and maintenance services. Warehouse management can be provided as a service by third-party vendors, which is outsourced by WMS providers. Vendors sell their products by either offering them as a service, which helps the clients to focus on their core business operations or by selling the software to the client without the service.

The software segment is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing segment, registering a CAGR of 18.2% from 2022 to 2030. The growth can be attributed majorly to the increasing adoption of WMS software by small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) worldwide. The software is hosted via a cloud-based computing system.

Furthermore, factors such as spurring demand in the retail and manufacturing sectors and high disposable incomes of consumers are major factors expected to support the segment growth in the forthcoming years. Besides, warehouse management system software can be a standalone system or part of a supply chain execution suite, and is widely used as a tactical tool by businesses to meet the unique customer requirements of their supply chain and distribution channel.

Deployment Insights

The cloud segment held the highest revenue share in 2021 and is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing segment, registering a CAGR of 16.8% from 2022 to 2030. Cloud-based technology has revolutionized the way businesses function. When deployed on the cloud, WMS offers a reduction in companies' upfront costs and drastically increases warehouses' efficiency.

Over the years, cloud deployment has become as secure as the on-premise system on account of data sovereignty and successful curbing of data thefts. Companies are now able to customize and provide a WMS service based on the client’s requirements. For instance, the cloud-based WMS enables clients to scale or downsize the level of operations based on their seasonal demand.

On the other hand, the on-premise deployment has been prominent since the advent of WMS and is characterized by huge servers and high maintenance costs, ultimately increasing the company’s expenditures. These upfront costs and ownership of maintaining the on-premise server are incredibly high compared to the cloud-based technology. The significant difference between on-premise and cloud-based solutions is the longer time taken in the implementation process of on-premise WMS as compared to the latter.

Function Insights

The analytics & optimization segment is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing segment, registering a CAGR of 16.6% from 2022 to 2030. On the other hand, the revenue contributed by the systems integration & maintenance segment is likely to be the highest throughout the same period. Functions such as inventory receiving and putting away, optimization of picking and shipping of orders, and guidance in inventory replenishment are being carried out by WMS.

Order picking functionality is one of the most crucial features in a warehouse management optimization suite that is designed to automate the paper-based picking process. The material handling process and picking are affected by many factors, including warehouse layout, customer requirements, order type, and product velocity. A warehouse management system capable of accommodating fulfillment requirements irrespective of individual warehouse characteristics is more beneficial than a WMS with a limited scope of application.

Further, order allocation is another essential feature of any robust warehouse management system. As soon as a sales order is received, it is entered into the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and gets immediately updated in the WMS software. Order management is expedited as there is no time lapse between the product being received in the warehouse and being available for order allocation.

Application Insights

The transportation & logistics segment is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing segment, registering a CAGR of 17.3% from 2022 to 2030. The growth can be attributed to the increased popularity of e-commerce portals, coupled with the growing disposable income levels of consumers, especially in emerging nations such as India and China.

Logistics and supply chain companies are rapidly adopting WMS to improve their operations and increase the warehouse's efficiency and productivity. Also, companies understand that having a well-integrated WMS is needed to efficiently run the warehouse operations and meet the consumers' rising demand.

Global warehouse management systems market share, by application, 2021 (%)

The manufacturing segment held the highest revenue share in 2021. The manufacturing companies initially integrated their ERP and WMS solutions. They are integrating their logistics & transport management systems too in order to gain full control of the supply chain. In addition, the use of cloud-based technology is enhancing the efficiency and performance of supply chain management in the manufacturing sector.

The healthcare segment is anticipated to emerge as a prominent adopter of WMS, as providers are building facilities taking into consideration the pre-requisites of the healthcare sector. For instance, DHL’s Cherwell European healthcare center is the largest user-shared logistics center in the U.K. that offers a healthcare warehouse management system. The facility uses OBS Logistics system, and its services include inventory management for a wide range of temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products, diagnostic reagents, and medical devices.

Regional Insights

Europe dominated the WMS market, accounting for 32.6% of the global revenue share in 2021, followed by North America. The advancement in the warehouse management system and increasing awareness of cloud-based warehouse management systems are primary factors driving the WMS market growth in the European region. Factors such as the presence of wide networks of third-party logistics (3PL) companies & large companies with global distribution operations & warehousing, and sustained growth in the e-commerce industry are propelling the WMS market growth in North America.

In the year 2021, the U.S. held the largest market share in the region due to the strong presence of ERP vendors, which supports the overall market growth. Moreover, the nation has a high demand for food and beverages on a broader range, which require continuous supply from warehouses, as it adds quality control, efficiency, and consistency to the process.

Asia Pacific is projected to be the most promising region during the forecast period owing to the presence of high-growth economies such as China, India, and the Philippines. With the increasing purchasing power of consumers, developing countries are witnessing a growth in the demand for end-use products. This is positively influencing the demand for WMS for an uninterrupted supply of products to users.

Moreover, since Asia Pacific is a price-sensitive region, SaaS is highly preferred by companies using WMS technology. Advantages such as lower entry cost and risk, cost-effective growth, access to the best technology, and dynamic and advanced software features offered by the model are seizing manufacturers' attention.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market participants are focusing on several strategies to gain a higher market share. Mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and other contractual agreements are being announced by them to emerge as the top warehouse management system company. Moreover, these players are investing in research and development activities to bring new services to the market.

For instance, in May 2020, Manhattan Associates launched a new Manhattan Active Warehouse Management solution, a cloud-native enterprise-class warehouse management system to unify all aspects of distribution without any upgradation.

Some prominent players in the warehouse management systems market include:

  • EPICOR

  • Körber AG (HighJump)

  • Infor

  • Made4net

  • Manhattan Associates

  • Oracle

  • PSI Logistics

  • Reply

  • SAP

  • Softeon

  • Synergy Ltd

  • Tecsys 

Warehouse Management Systems Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2022

USD 3.36 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 11.08 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 16.1% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation

2021

Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments Covered

Component, deployment, function, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; U.K.; Germany; China; India; Japan; Brazil

Key companies profiled

EPICOR; Körber AG (HighJump); Infor; Made4net; Manhattan Associates; Oracle; PSI Logistics; Reply; SAP; Softeon; Synergy Ltd.; Tecsys

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global warehouse management systems market report based on component, deployment, function, application, and region:

  • Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Software

    • Services

  • Deployment Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • On-premise

    • Cloud

  • Function Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Labor Management System

    • Analytics & Optimization

    • Billing & Yard Management

    • Systems Integration & Maintenance

    • Consulting Services

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Transportation & Logistics

    • Retail

    • Healthcare

    • Manufacturing

    • Food & Beverage

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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