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. Since 2001, IARW has been collecting and compiling data to help temperature-controlled 3PLs evaluate their operations and performance.  Now the benchmarking program offers an online platform for easy input of data and secure, customized analysis to benchmark your warehouse against others in the industry.

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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*

IARW Warehouse members can participate in a web-based survey and reporting platform. Report information using a brand-new, 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. Note: the report will be available in May 2018 and will only analyze data submitted prior to April 1, 2018. Online Tool participants can download the report free of charge, by logging in to the online tool. Non-participants may purchase the executive summary in the GCCA Store. Buy now »



Online Tool (Basic)

Online Tool (Premium)

Executive Summary

Early Bird Participant

facility who entered data prior to April 1, 2018

Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary


facility who entered data after April 1, 2018

Complimentary $595 USD Complimentary


any company who did not input data into the tool

N/A N/A $1,000 USD
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**If you participated in the online tool before April 1, 2018, contact benchmark@gcca.org to receive your discount code.



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

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