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Smart Warehousing Market to Double by 2028

Smart Warehousing Market to Double by 2028

Oct. 27, 2023
The market's expansion is due to multi-channel distribution networks, an emphasis on green initiatives and sustainability to minimize waste in logistics operations.

A new report from ResearchandMarkets, show that the global smart warehousing market is expected to experience remarkable growth, with projections indicating an increase from $20.4 billion in 2023 to a $40.5 billion by 2028.

This growth is anticipated to occur at a robust compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.6% during the forecast period.

The smart warehousing market's expansion is driven by several key factors, including the emergence of multi-channel distribution networks and a growing emphasis on green initiatives and sustainability to minimize waste in logistics operations.

Key Market Insights:

  • The hardware segment, encompassing technologies such as RFID systems, sensor networks, real-time location systems, automated guided vehicles, autonomous mobile robots, and conveyor systems, is expected to register the largest market size during the forecast period. These technologies are in high demand due to the growing adoption of IoT, sensors, and AI for optimizing warehouse operations.
  • The healthcare & life sciences segment is anticipated to witness the fastest-growing CAGR during the forecast period. Smart warehousing solutions play a crucial role in this sector, ensuring visibility and efficient management of medicines and medical devices, tracking expiration dates, and maintaining controlled environmental conditions.
  • Large warehouses are set to experience the largest market size during the forecast period, driven by the increasing demand for automation and scalability in managing extensive inventories, particularly in distribution centers for major retailers and e-commerce giants.

The report outlines the market dynamics in the following categories:


  1. Rising Focus on Green Initiatives and Sustainability to Minimize Waste.
  2. Proliferation of Smartphones for Faster and Efficient Management of Goods.
  3. Emergence of Multi-Channel Distribution Networks.
  4. Dynamic Nature and Globalization of Supply Chain Networks.


  1. Lack of Uniform Governance Standards in a Fragmented Logistics Industry.
  2. Data Security and Privacy Concerns.


  1. Adoption of AR and VR Technologies to Streamline Warehouse Operations.
  2. Rising Focus on Warehouse 4.0 to Reduce Operating Costs.
  3. Advancements in Self-Driving Vehicles and Robotics.


  1. Lack of Awareness Among Small-Scale Industries.
  2. High Implementation and Maintenance Costs for SMEs.

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