A case study assessment of performance measurement in distribution centers

Chun‐Ho Kuo (HMT Technology Corporation, Eugene, Oregon, USA)
Kimberly D. Dunn (Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA)
Sabah U. Randhawa (Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Publication date: 1 March 1999

Abstract

Managing supply‐chain operations is critical to any company’s ability to compete effectively. Success in today’s markets depends on the ability to balance a stream of products and processes to stay competitive. Companies are constantly evaluating every area of operations to ensure that productivity and cost objectives are realistic and attainable. Research has been carried out to investigate the measurement systems used in today’s distribution centers. Five distribution centers in the Pacific Northwest were selected for this study. The characteristics of these five distribution centers and their measurement systems are discussed in this paper. A cross‐case analysis is provided, which gives a view of a typical measurement system used in today’s distribution centers.

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Kuo, C., Dunn, K. and Randhawa, S. (1999), "A case study assessment of performance measurement in distribution centers", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 99 No. 2, pp. 54-63. https://doi.org/10.1108/02635579910261068

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MCB UP Ltd

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