Publicaties

  1. Management Summary of the World Café 2019
  2. WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2018
  3. Management Summary of the World Café 2018
  4. Management Summary of the World Café 2017
  5. WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2016
  6. WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2014
  7. Project Guide for the Successful Implementation of a WMS
  8. WMS MARKTRAPPORT FRANKRIJK 2012

Management Summary of the World Café 2019

With the »Management Summary of the World Cafe 2019« the »Team warehouse logistics« of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML offers an insight into the participants' meeting 2019 of the »warehouse logistics«-community. Discussions at the World Café were held under the motto »warehouse logistics - intelligently networked«, with those present at the 2019 WMS industry meeting exchanging views on current trends and innovative developments in logistics and in the field of »Warehouse Management Systems«.

The whitepaper summarizes the most important results on the following discussed topics:

warehouse-logistics Management Summary of the World Cafe 2019 In the area of »Warehouse IT within Silicon Economy«, the community discussed issues with a focus on software modularization and the associated market requirements.

On the topic of »Application Scenarios and technical Approaches to track people in Intralogistics« , modern technologies and software solutions, possible areas of application but also questions for providers and users of WMS were discussed.

The question »Real trend or just a marketing hype? – A view on technologies« was a source of inspiration for discussions about technologies such as block chain, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and pick-by-vision and their future in intralogistics.

In addition, the question of what is behind the terms »The Cloud in the WMS environment« and what advantages or disadvantages the individual variants offer users and providers was also addressed.

The fifth topic of discussion was then the increasingly important »Use of AI in the WMS – Design of an overview for the WMS Market« and a corresponding overview of the design for the WMS market was worked out.

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WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2018

With the »WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2018« the »Team warehouse logistics« of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics continuous its research series to current trends and developments of the market for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS).

The »WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2018« is a continuous market study that provides a detailed overview of the key findings on trends and developments in the market. The focus is on the trendsetting factors with regard to the WMS market, the standard WMS and WMS projects. With a comprehensive analysis of the current market for Warehouse Management Systems, the market report provides information on the interrelationships between corporate and market structures and the resulting potential for improvement.

warehouse-logistics WMS Market Report Compact 2018: Entwicklungen und Trends des Marktes für Warehouse Management SystemeHow have the employee numbers of WMS providers developed and how are they distributed depending on the type of activity? Which criteria are particularly relevant for WMS users when selecting a Warehouse Management System? Which costs result of the WMS implementation for customer projects depending on the degree of automation of the warehouse? What is the percentage distribution of warehouse types implemented in WMS projects?

Detailed answers to this and many more questions can be found in the » WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2018«.

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Management Summary of the World Café 2018




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Management Summary of the World Café 2017

With the »Management Summary of the World Cafe 2017« the »Team warehouse logistics« of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML offers an insight into the annual meeting of the »warehouse logistics«-community. The motto of the World Café 2017 was »warehouse logistics - designing visions«. Those present at the WMS industry meeting 2017 discussed current trends and innovative developments in logistics and in the field of »Warehouse Management Systems«.

The whitepaper summarizes the most important results on the following discussed topics:

Management Summary of the World Cafe 2017 »Succeed in agile projects«. This means knowing the possible applications, obstacles and potentials of agile methods in project management when introducing a WMS.

»Chatbots in WMS« are becoming more and more interesting and can make the system easier to use. At the participants' meeting the possible applications as well as the advantages and disadvantages of chatbots were discussed.

In the discussion about »Microhubs: Warehouse Management in Microwarehouses« the potentials of adaptation, challenges for the administration, approaches for article distribution and adaptation potentials of technologies for support were identified.

The topic »Dynamic Positioning in the Warehouse - The Problem is the Interface« dealt with meaningful position detection, the chances and risks of defining a standard interface and a possible concrete implementation.

As a fifth discussion topic, the »Fields of application of virtual reality in a WMS context«, which have been less explored so far, were discussed by the participating WMS providers.

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WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2016

Current status, developments and trends in the area of »THE WMS MARKET«, »THE STANDARD WMS« and »THE WMS PROJECT«

With the »WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2016« Team warehouse logistics continuous its research series to current trends and developments of the market for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and updates the significant findings of 2014. As one of the leading platforms for Warehouse Management Systems Team warehouse logistics refers for its analyses to more than 15 years of experience and an ongoing long-term study of the majority of the market decisive factors.

warehouse-logistics WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2016: Trends and developments on the market for Warehouse Management SystemsThe »WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2016« presents a clear and transparent summary of the analysis of the current market for Warehouse Management Systems and gives an extensive overview of the substantial findings in trends and developments on the market. Furthermore, this years’ edition for the first time provides comparisons to previous years to verify the trends and developments from 2010 to 2015.

How many WMS vendors are active in the region of Austria, Switzerland and Germany and how is the distribution of turnover? Which functionalities are standard for Warehouse Management Systems and in which areas are functional or technological developments forthcoming? How do trends like mobile platforms and cloud computing affect the WMS Market? Which key figures, license models and storage technologies are usual in WMS Projects?.

Answers to this and many more questions are provided in the »WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2016« which can be downloaded here as a free white paper.

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WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT 2014

Trends and developments on the market for Warehouse Management Systems

With the WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT, Team warehouse logistics updates its published study on the market for Warehouse Management Systems, which was first initiated in 2007/2008 and last updated in 2010. For the first time, the new market report is available in form of a free white paper, which can be downloaded as a PDF.

warehouse-logistics WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT: Trends and developments on the market for Warehouse Management SystemsLogistics is now more closely associated with information technology than ever before. The efficiency of a modern logistics in the company is essentially determined by Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), which control, monitor and optimize storage and distribution systems. For more than 14 years, the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics runs one of the world's leading information platforms to compare these systems. In addition, the institute analyzes a large part of the market determining factors as a continuous long-term study. With the participation of nearly all relevant WMS providers, the platform offers extensive information about the current status of research and development as well as general market and industry trends.

The WMS MARKET REPORT COMPACT summarizes the main findings.

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Project Guide for the Successful Implementation of a WMS

The 10 Golden Rules of WMS Implementation

Project Guide for the Successful Implementation of a WMS On the participants meeting 2014, the »Project Guide for the successful implementation of a Warehouse Management System (WMS)« has been presented for the first time, which was previously developed in collaboration with the advisory committee »warehouse logistics«. This idea resulted from the discussion round on the topic "go-live strategy" during the participants meeting in 2012 and has now been finalized in a large group. The »10 Golden Rules of WMS implementation« provide a good basis for the successful and goal-oriented roll out, go-live and subsequent transfer into regular operation of a (new) Warehouse Management System. Therefore, this project guide aimes at all companies that are about to implement a new, or replace an existing WMS.

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WMS MARKTRAPPORT FRANKRIJK 2012

Definition and use of Warehouse Management Systems and its position on the French market

Étude de marché des WMS The market for Warehouse Management Systems is volatile because new providers and products with innovative developments are constantly entering. As a result, the market is becoming more complicated and difficult to handle.

For this reason, the Fraunhofer IML "Institute for Material Flow and Logistics" in Dortmund and the French Institute "Français de Advanced Mechanics (IFMA)" in Clermont-Ferrand used their cooperation to create a market study. Within this study, the functional scopes of an Inventory Management System (IMS) and a Warehouse Management System (WMS) are defined, described and delimited from each other as well as the complexity of the market is captured. At the end of the study thirty company profiles from WMS providers are presented, which are also active on the French market.

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