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2018 DC Measures Study

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.

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2018 marks the 15th year of the DC Measures study. Thank you to our research partner, DC Velocity. The survey is launched via email invitation to WERC members and DC Velocity readers every January. Survey participants are asked to report their actual levels of performance for 2017 for 34 key operational metrics.

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


The 2018 DC Measures Study is sponsored by:

WERC thanks these supporting supporting associations:


Watch the January 2018 DC Measures Study Webinar: Metrics in the DC - Results of the Annual Metrics Study

 Buy the Full 2018 
DC Measures Study

Members: $175
Non-Members: $550
  DC Measures Comparative Report

Need a customized report comparing your company's data to this year's study results?

Members: $495
Non-Members: $1,495

Have questions about DC Measures?

Email or call 630.990.0001.