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Karl B. Manrodt

Karl Manrodt is a professor of logistics and supply chain management at Georgia College.

Articles by Karl B. Manrodt

Infographic: A DC Benchmarking Roadmap
The results of our 12th annual study of DC metrics are in. Here's how to use the data to evaluate your own facility's performance.
May 11, 2015

Performance against DC metrics may be starting to plateau
Preliminary results of the annual DCV/WERC metrics study show improvement in fewer areas than in past years.
April 1, 2015

COMMENTARY: Dealing with the "3 D's" of transportation
Shippers and carriers face an exceptionally challenging time in a trucking market that is being shaped by three significant forces: a rise in demand, a shortage of drivers, and increasing decrees from government.
December 8, 2014

Closing the gap
Our 11th annual study of distribution center metrics shows that where performance gains are concerned, the lowest achievers outshone their "best-in-class" peers this year.
April 28, 2014

On the up and up
Our 10th annual study of distribution center metrics shows that despite some bumps in the road, DC operations continue to improve.
April 24, 2013

Steady as she goes
Our annual DC metrics study has found little change in performance against the standard operational measures in the past few years. So how will facilities look to distinguish themselves in the future?
May 3, 2012

WERC/DC Velocity study: Economic recovery hasn't derailed DC performance
Latest edition of "metrics" survey shows warehouses, DCs held onto gains from prior years despite pickup in volume.
March 14, 2011

How to write a Vested Outsourcing contract
Vested Outsourcing offers the potential for jaw-dropping savings and efficiencies. But it requires rethinking the way you contract with your supplier for services.
August 25, 2010

WERC/DC Velocity study: DC performance improved in 2009 despite downturn
Latest edition of "metrics" survey shows that even in the trough of a recession, distribution center and warehousing professionals continued to raise the bar on operating performance.
March 29, 2010

Taking the measure of metrics
Our latest research into DC and warehouse metrics shows that managers are getting better at using those measures to boost performance. But is their DC performance as good as they think it is?
April 1, 2008

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