The manufacturing industry had open-heartedly welcomed mechanization and automation in the late 20th century. Today, robotics is not only restricted to manufacturing but has had many achievements in the area of applications as well.
Warehouse is the most crucial part of the entire supply chain process. This is where the products transit from the production facility, identified, sorted, and consequently tagged to be stored in a recorded location until ordered. This has made it necessary to move mechanization and automation into the warehouse, revolutionizing warehouse business to help the companies reduce overhead costs and increase productivity with consistency and accuracy, wherein artificial intelligence has helped achieve this particular task. The adoption of this technology has already commenced and is mainly driven by the intense competition between the brick-and-mortar stores and online stores, as online retailers are trying hard to reduce the time it takes to deliver items to their customers.
The basic functions of a warehouse are receiving, identifying & sorting, dispatching to storage, placing in storage, retrieving from storage, order picking, packing, shipping, and record keeping. Based on these functions, the warehouse robotics or material handling (MH) robotic equipment can be classified into articulated robots, gantry robots, robotic arms and mobile robots, wherein each one of these performs a specific function.
The major drivers to pace up the warehouse robotics market are the ability to simplify and reduce the time consumed in the functions, while boosting reliability, accuracy and engaging low work force, thus ensuring the reduction of costs and augmenting productivity. The major restraint towards the adoption of this technology is the cost involved, which the vendor companies are trying to bring down to increase the adoption rate of this technology.
Major companies that are associated with warehouse robotics are ABB Robotics, Foxconn Technology Group, Kiva Systems, Scape Technologies, Seegrid, SSI Schaefer, Swisslog, Teun, and Vigilant Robots.
Market analysis for the global warehouse robotics market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global warehouse robotics market on both global and regional scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
Insights into the major countries/regions in which this industry is growing and also identify the regions that are still untapped.
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Overview
3.1 Market Segmentation
3.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
3.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.2.1 Increasing Numbers of SKUs
4.2.2 Need to Provide Direct-to-Store' Pallets
4.2.3 Improved Quality of Life (Safety, Ergonomics, Fatigue factor and Other Such Factors)
4.3.1 Initial High Adoption Cost
4.3.2 Interaction with Robot is Hindrance for Some Users
5. Technology Overview
5.1 Technology Snapshot
5.2 Types of Warehouse Robotics
5.3 Ongoing Research and Development
6. Market Segmentation - Warehouse Robotics Market
6.1 By Type
6.1.1 Articulated Robots
6.1.2 Gantry Robots
6.1.3 Robotic Arms
6.1.4 Mobile Robot
6.2 By Function
6.2.3 Assembling & Disassembling
7. Warehouse Robotics Market, By Verticals
7.1 Food & Beverage
7.4 Electronic & Electrical
8. Warehouse Robotics Market, By Region & Countries
8.1 North America
8.1.1 United States
8.2.1 United Kingdom
8.4 Middle East & Africa
8.4.1 UAE (United Arab Emirates)
8.4.2 Saudi Arabia
8.4.3 South Africa
8.5 Latin America
9. Competitive Intelligence - Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, Products and Recent Developments)
9.1 ABB Robotics
9.2 Eaton Corporation Public Ltd.
9.3 Kiva Systems
9.4 Scape Technologies
9.5 Siemens AG
9.6 Kawasaki Robotics Inc.
9.7 Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd.
9.8 Yamaha Robotics
9.9 Vigilant Robots
9.10 ATS Automation Tooling System Inc.
10. Investment Analysis
10.1 Recent Mergers and Acquisitions
10.2 Investment Outlook
11. Future of Warehouse Robotics Market