The China Warehouse Management Systems Market Research

Author photo: Dora Zhu
ByDora Zhu
Technology Trends

Keywords: Warehouse Management System (WMS), China, SaaS

The China warehouse management systems Market Research delivers current market analysis plus a five-year market forecast. The research focuses on the Chinese market. This new research is based on ARCs industry-leading market research database, expert interviews, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modeling techniques.  

The China WMS Market Research: core drivers shift from online retail to manufacturing

ARC Advisory Group recently completed a new study focusing on the WMS market in China. It is worth noting that the Chinese market differs from the global market in two key ways:

  1. The active WMS suppliers are different, with local Chinese suppliers now holding more market share than multinational suppliers.

  2. The core drivers are different, with the global WMS market increasingly influenced by online retailing, but in China, the peak of online retailing has passed, and manufacturing has re-emerged as a core driver.


The development of China's WMS market can be divided into three stages: in the first stage, with China's reform and opening up, a large number of multinational WMS vendors chose to develop their business in China, and companies such as Infor, SAP, Manhattan, etc. have absolute leadership in the Chinese market in this stage; in the second stage, China's rapid development of online retailing has fostered a large number of local WMS vendors in China, but still multinational companies have an advantage in the manufacturing sector; In the third stage, local WMS vendors are snowballing, while multinational companies gradually lose market share due to implementation costs, market changes, corporate strategy and other reasons.

This study provides WMS vendors and end-users with information about the Chinese WMS market and vendors that may interest you.

WMS Insights

The China WMS Market Research in addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the research provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

Development of WMS SaaS in China

China's WMS SaaS market shows the following characteristics:

  1. Large enterprises have lower acceptance of WMS SaaS products, while small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have higher acceptance;

  2. The unit price of SaaS products is low, and the product functions are lightweight;

  3. Most enterprises are currently on the fence about the future of WMS SaaS but have made some investment and deployment, first "occupy the pit" and then "development".


Going overseas has become an important strategy for China's local WMS manufacturers

As the competition in China's WMS market heats up, the profits of WMS products are further compressed and far lower than those in overseas markets. To pursue higher profits and avoid full competition at home, "going overseas" has become an important strategy for local Chinese suppliers. Most of the Chinese suppliers will put the first station of internationalization in Southeast Asia, and gradually penetrate into the Belt and Road, Europe, and America.


China WMS Research Areas

Definition and Strategic Analysis

  • Definition and concept of warehouse management system

  • Market Trends

  • Growth Contributors and Inhibitors

Competitive Analysis and Market Forecasts

  • China WMS market size and forecast for the next five years.

  • Revenues by Industry

    • Aerospace & Defense

    • Automotive

    • Electronics & Electrical

    • Machinery

    • Chemical

    • Food & Beverage

    • Household & Personal Care

    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech

    • Wholesale/Distribution

    • Retail

    • Transportation & Logistics

    • Government

    • Other industries

  • Revenues by Software and Services Category

    • Software

    • Implementation Services

    • Maintenance/Support Services

    • SaaS/Hosting

  • Revenues by Production Category

    • Core WMS

    • Add-on-Modules

Industry Participants

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers

  • Major corporate profiles

    • Flux

    • TTX

    • SAP

    • VTradEx

    • Deep insights

    • Infor


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