Gartner recently released its Magic Quadrant Report for Warehouse Management Systems. Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud has once again positioned in the Leaders quadrant having been recognized for its ability to execute and completeness of vision.
Gartner defines a warehouse management system (WMS) as “a software application that helps manage and intelligently execute the operations of a warehouse or distribution center (DC). WMS applications offer capabilities such as receiving, put-away, stock locating, inventory management, cycle counting, task interleaving, wave planning, order allocation, order picking, replenishment, packing, shipping, labor management and automated materials handling equipment (MHE) interfaces. Gartner includes integrated functionality — what we refer to as extended WMS capabilities (see “Apply an Architectural Framework to Stratifying Warehouse Management Systems”) — as components of a WMS evaluation. These include labor management, slotting, yard management, voice picking, parcel manifesting, value-added services, light manufacturing/kitting and third-party logistics (3PL) billing.”
Given the mature nature of the WMS marketplace, a combination of 18 different topics dictated the positioning of vendors in this year’s Magic Quadrant report.
Most customers struggle to meet today’s business needs due to insufficient access to critical information to make fast and smart decisions. Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud introduces a new paradigm in supply chain execution solutions, delivering innovative capabilities, including omnichannel functionality, inbound and outbound fulfillment execution (including cross-dock and put-to-store management), as well as delivering total management of inventory from distribution center (DC) to store, and finally to the consumer.
Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems” by C. Klappich and Simon Tunstall, May 8, 2019. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Oracle. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.