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PUBLISHER: Stratistics Market Research Consulting | PRODUCT CODE: 1476327

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PUBLISHER: Stratistics Market Research Consulting | PRODUCT CODE: 1476327

Pick to Light Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Operation (Batch Picking, Zone Picking, Wave Picking, Cluster Picking, Piece Picking and Other Operations), Method, Power Source, Technology, Application, End User and By Geography

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According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Pick to Light Market is accounted for $513.94 million in 2023 and is expected to reach $915.64 million by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period. Pick-to-Light is a technology used in order fulfilment and assembly operations. It involves the use of lights mounted at storage locations or picking bins in a warehouse or distribution center. When an item needs to be picked, the corresponding light illuminates, directing the picker to the exact location. This method helps reduce errors, increase efficiency, and speed up the picking process by providing visual cues to the picker. Pick-to-Light systems are particularly useful in environments with high SKU counts and fast-moving inventory, where accuracy and speed are essential.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US warehousing and storage sector saw an increase of 13.6% in the workforce from April 2020 to April 2021, due to an increase in the number of warehouses in the country.

Market Dynamics:


Rapid expansion of e-commerce globally

As online retail continues to surge, businesses face increasing pressure to fulfill orders quickly and accurately. Pick to light systems offer a highly efficient solution by minimizing errors and optimizing picking speed in warehouse operations. With the demand for fast order fulfillment rising, e-commerce companies are increasingly turning to pick to light technology to enhance their warehouse efficiency and meet customer expectations, thereby driving market growth.


Complex implementation

Complex implementation in pick to light systems arises due to factors such as warehouse layout intricacies, integration with existing infrastructure like Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), and customization requirements for specific workflows. This complexity can lead to longer deployment times, higher initial costs, and the need for specialized expertise, which may deter some businesses from adopting pick to light solutions, potentially hindering market growth.


Increasing emphasis on just-in-time inventory management practices

Pick to light systems enable businesses to optimize their warehouse operations, minimize inventory holding costs, and fulfill orders accurately and quickly. By facilitating real-time picking guidance and reducing errors, these systems align well with the principles of just-in-time inventory management, helping businesses meet customer demands promptly while maintaining lean inventory levels. This alignment drives the adoption of Pick to light solutions across industries seeking to enhance operational efficiency and agility.


High upfront costs

Pick to light systems often have high upfront costs due to the need for specialized hardware, such as light modules, displays, and sensors, as well as integration with existing warehouse management systems. Additionally, implementation costs, including installation, training, and customization, can further contribute to the initial investment. Moreover, the perceived risk of high initial investment may discourage potential buyers from exploring the benefits of these systems, hindering market growth.

Covid-19 Impact

The covid-19 pandemic has mixed impact on the pick to light market. On one hand, the increased demand for e-commerce and the need for efficient order fulfillment solutions boosted the adoption of pick to light systems. On the other hand, disruptions in global supply chains, workforce shortages, and economic uncertainties slowed down market growth. Additionally, some industries experiencing downturns, such as retail and hospitality, reduced their investments in warehouse automation, affecting the demand for pick to light solutions. Overall, the pandemic led to a varied impact on the market.

The batch picking segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The batch picking segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. Batch picking in the pick to light market involves the simultaneous picking of multiple orders by warehouse personnel. It optimizes efficiency by consolidating picking tasks, reducing travel time, and increasing order fulfillment speed. This method is particularly beneficial for high-volume distribution centers and e-commerce fulfillment operations seeking to streamline their processes and meet customer demands promptly. It offers a scalable solution to improve productivity and reduce operational costs in today's fast-paced logistics landscape.

The e-commerce segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The e-commerce segment is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR growth during the forecast period. Pick to light systems revolutionize e-commerce order fulfillment by increasing efficiency and accuracy. In e-commerce, where rapid order processing is crucial, PTL minimizes picking time, enabling faster order fulfillment and shipping. This technology integrates seamlessly with warehouse management systems, enhancing inventory control and optimizing workflows. Ultimately, PTL systems enhance customer satisfaction through timely and error-free deliveries in the fast-paced world of e-commerce.

Region with largest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period driven by the booming e-commerce sector, rapid industrialization, and increasing adoption of automation technologies in warehouses and distribution centers. Countries like China, Japan, and India are witnessing substantial investments in logistics infrastructure and automation to meet the growing demand for efficient order fulfillment. Additionally, the emergence of innovative start-ups and the presence of key players in the region are further propelling market expansion.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period. The region's mature e-commerce ecosystem, coupled with the demand for faster order fulfillment and accurate inventory management, is driving the adoption of pick to light systems. Additionally, industries like retail, consumer goods, and healthcare are increasingly investing in warehouse automation to enhance operational efficiency. Moreover, technological advancements, such as integration with AI and IoT, are further propelling market growth.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Pick to Light Market include Honeywell Intelligrated, Swisslog, Matthews Automation Solutions, Vanderlande, Knapp AG, Bastian Solutions, FastPic Systems, Kardex Group, ASI Technologies, Inther Group, SDI Group, WITRON, Codeworks, Flexcon and CREFORM.

Key Developments:

In April 2016, Honeywell Intelligrated has launched several pick-to-light systems, including the Trak3, which allows multiple order fillers to pick in a single zone. The Trak3's multicolored indicator lights can support up to four order fillers per zone, enabling simultaneous filling of multiple orders or guiding operators to perform value-added services.

Operations Covered:

  • Batch Picking
  • Zone Picking
  • Wave Picking
  • Cluster Picking
  • Piece Picking
  • Other Operations

Methods Covered:

  • Manual
  • Auto Guided

Power Sources Covered:

  • Battery-Powered
  • Solar-Powered
  • Hybrid Power Source
  • Grid-Powered
  • Other Power Sources

Technologies Covered:

  • LED-Based
  • Barcode Scanning
  • RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification)
  • Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Other Technologies

Applications Covered:

  • Order Fulfillment & Warehousing
  • Assembly Line Operations
  • Kitting
  • Cross-Docking
  • Other Applications

End Users Covered:

  • Food & Beverages
  • E-commerce
  • Automotive
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Electronics
  • Other End Users

Regions Covered:

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • Italy
    • France
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:

  • Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
  • Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
  • Covers Market data for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, and 2030
  • Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
  • Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
  • Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
  • Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
  • Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

Free Customization Offerings:

All the customers of this report will be entitled to receive one of the following free customization options:

  • Company Profiling
    • Comprehensive profiling of additional market players (up to 3)
    • SWOT Analysis of key players (up to 3)
  • Regional Segmentation
    • Market estimations, Forecasts and CAGR of any prominent country as per the client's interest (Note: Depends on feasibility check)
  • Competitive Benchmarking
    • Benchmarking of key players based on product portfolio, geographical presence, and strategic alliances
Product Code: SMRC25873

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface

  • 2.1 Abstract
  • 2.2 Stake Holders
  • 2.3 Research Scope
  • 2.4 Research Methodology
    • 2.4.1 Data Mining
    • 2.4.2 Data Analysis
    • 2.4.3 Data Validation
    • 2.4.4 Research Approach
  • 2.5 Research Sources
    • 2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
    • 2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
    • 2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Drivers
  • 3.3 Restraints
  • 3.4 Opportunities
  • 3.5 Threats
  • 3.6 Technology Analysis
  • 3.7 Application Analysis
  • 3.8 End User Analysis
  • 3.9 Emerging Markets
  • 3.10 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis

  • 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
  • 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
  • 4.3 Threat of substitutes
  • 4.4 Threat of new entrants
  • 4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Pick to Light Market, By Operation

  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Batch Picking
  • 5.3 Zone Picking
  • 5.4 Wave Picking
  • 5.5 Cluster Picking
  • 5.6 Piece Picking
  • 5.7 Other Operations

6 Global Pick to Light Market, By Method

  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Manual
  • 6.3 Auto Guided

7 Global Pick to Light Market, By Power Source

  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Battery-Powered
  • 7.3 Solar-Powered
  • 7.4 Hybrid Power Source
  • 7.5 Grid-Powered
  • 7.6 Other Power Sources

8 Global Pick to Light Market, By Technology

  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 LED-Based
  • 8.3 Barcode Scanning
  • 8.4 RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification)
  • 8.5 Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • 8.6 Other Technologies

9 Global Pick to Light Market, By Application

  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Order Fulfillment & Warehousing
  • 9.3 Assembly Line Operations
  • 9.4 Kitting
  • 9.5 Cross-Docking
  • 9.6 Other Applications

10 Global Pick to Light Market, By End User

  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Food & Beverages
  • 10.3 E-commerce
  • 10.4 Automotive
  • 10.5 Pharmaceuticals
  • 10.6 Electronics
  • 10.7 Other End Users

11 Global Pick to Light Market, By Geography

  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 North America
    • 11.2.1 US
    • 11.2.2 Canada
    • 11.2.3 Mexico
  • 11.3 Europe
    • 11.3.1 Germany
    • 11.3.2 UK
    • 11.3.3 Italy
    • 11.3.4 France
    • 11.3.5 Spain
    • 11.3.6 Rest of Europe
  • 11.4 Asia Pacific
    • 11.4.1 Japan
    • 11.4.2 China
    • 11.4.3 India
    • 11.4.4 Australia
    • 11.4.5 New Zealand
    • 11.4.6 South Korea
    • 11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
  • 11.5 South America
    • 11.5.1 Argentina
    • 11.5.2 Brazil
    • 11.5.3 Chile
    • 11.5.4 Rest of South America
  • 11.6 Middle East & Africa
    • 11.6.1 Saudi Arabia
    • 11.6.2 UAE
    • 11.6.3 Qatar
    • 11.6.4 South Africa
    • 11.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

12 Key Developments

  • 12.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
  • 12.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
  • 12.3 New Product Launch
  • 12.4 Expansions
  • 12.5 Other Key Strategies

13 Company Profiling

  • 13.1 Honeywell Intelligrated
  • 13.2 Swisslog
  • 13.3 Matthews Automation Solutions
  • 13.4 Vanderlande
  • 13.5 Knapp AG
  • 13.6 Bastian Solutions
  • 13.7 FastPic Systems
  • 13.8 Kardex Group
  • 13.9 ASI Technologies
  • 13.10 Inther Group
  • 13.11 SDI Group
  • 13.12 WITRON
  • 13.13 Codeworks
  • 13.14 Flexcon
  • 13.15 CREFORM
Product Code: SMRC25873

List of Tables

  • Table 1 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 2 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Operation (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 3 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Batch Picking (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 4 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Zone Picking (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 5 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Wave Picking (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 6 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Cluster Picking (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 7 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Piece Picking (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 8 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Other Operations (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 9 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Method (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 10 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Manual (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 11 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Auto Guided (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 12 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Power Source (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 13 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Battery-Powered (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 14 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Solar-Powered (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 15 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Hybrid Power Source (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 16 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Grid-Powered (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 17 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Other Power Sources (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 18 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Technology (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 19 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By LED-Based (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 20 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Barcode Scanning (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 21 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 22 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence (AI) (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 23 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Other Technologies (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 24 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 25 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Order Fulfillment & Warehousing (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 26 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Assembly Line Operations (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 27 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Kitting (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 28 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Cross-Docking (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 29 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 30 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 31 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Food & Beverages (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 32 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By E-commerce (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 33 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Automotive (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 34 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Pharmaceuticals (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 35 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Electronics (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 36 Global Pick to Light Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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