This IDC Retail Insights report examines the oft misunderstood area of warehouse automation, with some specific vendor examples and guidance for manufacturers and retailers.
"Fulfilling the needs of omnichannel consumers with high service expectations and absolutely no patience - I need it now! - has radically changed the way retailers are redefining their supply chains. All of the components of the supply chain need to be reviewed. Increasingly, retailers are recognizing the importance of embedding higher levels of warehouse automation in facilities to increase efficiency and service centricity in an increasingly small parcel, small order, and precision picking and distribution environment," says Leslie Hand, research director, IDC Retail Insights.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
IDC Retail Insights Opinion
In This Study
What Does My Supply Chain Stand For?
Fulfillment Excellence in a Consumer-Centric Marketplace
Manufacturers and Retailers Review Supply Chain Components to Optimize for Omnichannel Service
Warehouse Automation Defined
The Role of Warehouse Automation in Fulfillment Excellence
The Link to Warehouse Management Systems
Best Practices in Warehouse Management
IT Investment Priorities
The Role of Technology
The Role of Supply Chain Consultants
Spotlight on Warehouse Automation Vendors
Vendor Selection Criteria
Actions to Consider
Table: The Role of Fulfillment Excellence in Manufacturing and Retail
Table: Warehouse Automation Systems and Providers
Table: Worldwide IT Spending for Fulfillment Technologies by Brand-Oriented Manufacturers and Retailers, 2011 and 2012 ($M)
Figure: Integrated Business Planning
Business Strategy: Developing Distribution and Supply Network Capabilities for Omnichannel Fulfillment published by IDC Retail Insights in April 4, 2012. This report consists of Pages: 20 and the price starts from US $ 4500.