With disrupted supply chains and the rise of e-commerce, warehouses are more critical than ever. This Tech Market Map looks at the companies helping logistics providers — like Amazon and FedEx — streamline warehouse operations.
As global supply chains recover from the pandemic, warehouse efficiency is more important than ever.
Consumption of durable goods in May 2022 was 19% higher than before the pandemic after adjusting for inflation, according to the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, e-commerce growth has put pressure on warehouse operators to improve fulfillment speed and inventory visibility — all while the industry faces labor shortages and rising inflation.
Warehouse managers from companies like Walmart, McMaster-Carr, and DHL are increasingly turning to vendors offering new analytical tools, automation systems, and other tech that make the warehouse safer, faster, and more efficient.
Using CB Insights data, we identified 139 warehouse tech companies addressing 12 technology priorities for warehouse operators, from automation & robotics to AR/VR.