Kate Vitasek is a member of the faculty at the Center for Executive Education, University of Tennessee and founder of the consulting firm Supply Chain Visions. She is a regular blogger for DC Velocity on the topic "You might have a bad warehouse if ..."
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
Stand up and be measured!
DC Velocity, WERC seek participants for annual DC metrics study.
December 22, 2011
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
Back to School on Metrics
The leaves are turning, and the kids are back in school. Now's a great time to re-evaluate your performance measurement program. Here's some advice for kicking it up a notch.
September 15, 2010
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
With order fulfillment, "perfection" is in eye of beholder
Aiming to deliver the perfect order? It all starts with knowing what it is.
December 1, 2009
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
Performance by the numbers
There's no need to rely on guesswork when it comes to measuring DC performance. Our fourth annual survey provides a full set of benchmarks collected from the best … and the rest.
May 1, 2007