IARW Productivity and Benchmarking Tool and Executive Summary

Gain access to the only performance and benchmarking data for the temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics industry. The online benchmarking platform allows participants to easily input their facility data on a number of KPIs through a secure, anonymous platform. Once all data is input and computed, participants receive customized analysis to benchmark their warehouse against others in the industry and evaluate their operations and performance.

The online platform is still open for member participants to benchmark their facilities. Login to the system and click on "Compare by Question" or "Generate Reports" to access reporting tools. Participants will have complimentary access to premium filters if they completed at least 50% of the survey prior to August 1, 2018.  Those participating after that date can purchase Premium Access to advanced filters for $299.00.

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There are two ways to access this invaluable information: (1) Online Productivity and Benchmarking Tool (2) IARW Productivity and Benchmarking Executive Summary.

(1) Online Survey Tool*

The reporting platform is open for new data input, or additional data entry for those who have not completed 50% of the survey.   If you have questions about the Productivity and Benchmarking survey please email benchmark@gcca.org

IARW Warehouse members can participate in a web-based survey and reporting platform. Report information using the easy-to-use online tool. Then, benchmark yourself against other cold storage facilities in North America. If your company has multiple warehouse facilities, an account for each facility will be required. Contact benchmark@gcca.org to create an account for your facility. Within the online tool, there are two levels of access:

  • Basic Access

Allows you to enter your facility’s data, benchmark that data against all other facility participants, access reports, and utilize three filters:

  1. Warehouse Size (by feet3 / meters3)
  2. Warehouse Type (Production/Commodity vs. Distribution/Import Export)
  3. Warehouse Location: Region
  • Premium Access

The benefits of Basic Access plus the following additional filters to perform advanced data analytics:

  1. Region
  2. Warehouse Size (Cubic Feet)
  3. Warehouse Operations
  4. Warehouse Age
  5. Leased vs. Owned Warehouse
  6. Percentage of Case Pick
  7. Inventory Turns Per Year
  8. Percentage of storage by type of storage space (using 4 different types of storage options)

*Note: Access to the online tool is only available to active members of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses. Learn more about membership.


(2) Executive Summary

In addition to the online platform, the IARW Productivity and Benchmarking Executive Summary provides a comprehensive overview of the results of the survey data in an easy-to-understand narrative. The report is an invaluable resource to help you better understand what the data means. Online Tool participants can download the report free of charge once it's available, by logging in to the online tool and selecting "Generate Reports." Non-participants may purchase the executive summary in the GCCA Store when it is avaialble in January of 2019. If you’re interested in reviewing the 2016 IARW Productivity and Benchmarking Executive Summary, contact benchmark@gcca.org.



Online Tool (Basic)

Online Tool (Premium)

Executive Summary

Early Bird Participant

facility who entered data prior to August 1, 2018 

50% completion required

Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary


facility who entered data after August 1, 2018

50% completion required

Complimentary $299 USD Complimentary


any company who did not input data into the tool

N/A N/A $1,000 USD

**If you participated in the online tool before August 1, 2018, Premium Access has already been set up for you.  ​Contact benchmark@gcca.org with any issues.



Contact benchmark@gcca.org for questions regarding account creation, basic vs. premium access, or inputting data.

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