Rapid growth in the worldwide market for warehouse automation and control systems is being driven primarily by the global boom in e-commerce, and its profound effects on fulfillment requirements, according to an ARC Advisory Group market study.
Ever-increasing customer expectations are forcing distributors to take a more intelligent approach to putaway, picking and labor management, says Allan Kohl, president and chief executive officer of KOM International.
Why has it taken so long for warehouse-management and warehouse-control systems to move to the cloud? And which of the two is more likely to survive in the years ahead? Kevin Reader, chief marketing officer of Invata Intralogistics, has some answers.