Warehouse Management System Market to Reach $1.8 Billion
The worldwide market for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% over the next five years. The market was $1,257 million in 2007 and is forecasted to be over $1,807 million in 2012, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.
"The WMS market is a mature market that has been...
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How to Solve Your Warehouse Woes
Today's manufacturers and distributors are under immense pressure to ensure their warehouse and supply chain activities are continually operating at peak performance.
Whether it's increased global competition, more demanding customers, a tighter economy, or the rising cost of materials that's keeping business owners awake at night, the hard truth is that if they want to remain competitive in today's global marketplace, they need to find more efficient ways to manage the flow of goods and keep their customers happy.
On top of these pressures is the need to generate more business at lower costs. To stay on top of their game, manufacturers must develop a strategy that will enable them to work in a more efficient and integrated manner within the enterprise as well as amongst their suppliers.
Let's start by identifying the sources of these difficulties....
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WMS and the Chemical Warehouse
Last year something else caught my attention. Our end user research showed that the number one reason companies purchased Production Management solutions was the need to comply with ever more stringent compliance regulations.
Production Management and Warehouse Management Systems are both execution systems. Further, few industries have compliance regulations surrounding Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) that are more onerous than the Chemical industry (and these regulations are in the process of becoming even more burdensome). Could a WMS be used to both drive operational efficiencies as well as help to comply with EHS regulations? Could this drive more WMS purchases for operators of Chemical warehouses? ARC did some background research, interviewed a number of suppliers of software and AutoID solutions to this industry, as well as operators of Chemical warehouses.
In Part 1,...
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Savi Launches SmartChain 5.0, Single Platform for Supply-Chain Management, Wireless Technologies
Savi Technology has developed version 5.0 of SmartChain, the company's software platform and application suite for the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in supply-chain management. The product is built on a service-oriented architecture (SOA), providing...
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TZA Consulting Unveils Software and Services for Slotting
Tom Zosel Associates, Ltd. (TZA Consulting) has debuted a product to optimize the slotting process for warehouse and distribution operations. The new offering combines software and engineering services to help customers boost...
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ExpressCube Launches Mobile Cubing, Weighing and Slotting Workstation
ExpressCube has created Featherweight Gold-M, a mobile workstation for cubing, weighing and slotting in warehouses. ExpressCube makes dimension and weighing equipment that helps users to eliminate chargebacks, while optimizing their warehouse and logistics operations. Featherweight Gold-M is...
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