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2018 DC Measures Study


2019 DC Measures Study Now Open

We are conducting our 2019 Annual Study of Critical DC Metrics and hope that you will participate.

For over 15-years WERC's industry study of benchmarking metrics (DC Measures) has been the most recognized, cited, downloaded, and utilized resource in the extensive WERC library. The popularity and foundation of this study is based on real, user-provided data. As a result, DC Measures is utilized by thousands of warehouse professionals year after year.

It should take about 15-minutes to complete, but you can leave to coordinate with other staff as needed and return to the survey. You are allotted 5-days for completion once the survey is started. You can download a pdf guide to the survey here, so you can see what questions are being asked and locate any data in advance.

Key Benefits of Participation

  • All participants will receive one (1) complimentary copy of the full report when it is released in May.

  • Participating is your way of helping develop a critical body of knowledge in the industry.

  • By comparing your results with others, you can assess how you're doing in various categories and use those insights to identify areas of strength and areas for opportunity to make changes/improvements.

  • Incorporating a standardized management tool that is industry vetted.

  • Linking key metrics to respective industries, structures, and strategies.

There are absolutely no costs to you, your information will be kept completely confidential. Thank you in advance for helping us with this critical research. To ensure that we have timely information, please respond by Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Purchase your 2018 Copy Today

WERC’s DC Measures Annual Survey and Report on Industry Metrics provides performance snapshots and detailed insights into current industry trends. Capturing more than 30 operational metrics from the core business of distribution centers, the report is a strategic guide for logistics professionals as they plan their path forward. 

The report’s measures are grouped into five balanced sets: customer, operational, financial, capacity/quality and employee. Additionals measures related to cash-to-cycle measurement are also included.

Purchase your report today!

The DC Measures Research Team

  • Karl Mandrodt, PhD, Professor of Logistics and Director of the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Online Program at Georgia College & State University

  •  Joseph Tillman, WERC Lead Researcher and Founder, TSquared Logistics

  • Donnie Williams, PhD, Assistant Professor of Logistics/Supply Chain Management at Georgia College & State University

Have questions about DC Measures? Email or call 630.990.0001.