Top 20 automatic data capture suppliers
The ADC market took a significant hit in 2009, but the recovery may already be underway.
Latest NewsDiesel average is down for the sixth straight week Same concerns remain, when it comes to the truck driver shortage Panjiva data highlights a solid February for trade activity U.S. West Coast shippers discover intermodal advantages of Reno, Nevada New FedEx offering focuses on high-volume returns More News
Latest ResourceWarehouse Management Systems (WMS) / Inventory Management Technology: 6 Trends for the Modern Age Here’s how the next generation of warehouse and inventory management systems are evolving to help logistics operations operate more efficiently and improve their bottom lines in our brave, new digital age.
Reality bites, and in 2009, the automatic data capture business was bit hard. The total market for industrial automatic data capture (ADC) solutions came in at roughly $15.2 billion in 2009, according to Massachusetts-based VDC Research Group, down about 15.5% from the more than $18 billion spent on industrial ADC in 2008.
But it was a tale of two years, and a modest recovery may already be underway, buoyed by investments in RFID technology and 2D imaging solutions, according to Drew Nathanson, VDC’s director of research operations. The emphasis is on the word “modest.” “There is still a lot of uncertainty about the economic recovery and that impacts this market,” says Nathanson.
|Live Webcast | Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | 2:00 p.m. EST|
The ADC market includes handheld and stationary bar code scanning and imaging devices, bar code printers, consumables like bar code labels and RFID tags, RFID solutions for the supply chain, and ruggedized mobile computing solutions for the factory and warehouse.
Related article: Data capture and mobile computing
For more on mobility check out our critical topics page.
About the AuthorBob Trebilcock Bob Trebilcock, editorial director, has covered materials handling, technology, logistics and supply chain topics for nearly 30 years. In addition to Supply Chain Management Review, he is also Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.
Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!
Reverse Logistics in the “Age of Entitlement” Logistics Management’s Viewpoint on E-commerce: Leveraging available tools View More From this Issue