The Ackerman Company is a management advisory service that specializes in warehousing and supply-chain management.
We help you to monitor warehouse performance, evaluate merger and acquisition opportunities, market warehouse services, select optimal warehouse sites, and construct efficient warehouses.
Our services include space planning, litigation support, training for warehouse managers and supervisors, and intelligent analysis of present and future needs.
Merger and acquisition analyst
Auditing Warehouse Performance
Warehousing Forum (newsletter)
Alamacenamiento Productivo (Spanish)
Words of Warehousing
KENNETH B. ACKERMAN
President of The Ackerman Company
2041 Riverside Dr., Suite 204, Columbus, OH 43221
Ken Ackerman has been active in logistics and warehousing
management for his entire career. Before entering the
consulting field, he was chief executive of Distribution
Centers, Inc., a public warehousing company which is now
part of Exel Logistics USA. In 1980, Ackerman sold the
company and joined the management consulting division
of Coopers & Lybrand. In 1981, he formed the Ackerman
Company, a management advisory service.
Ken is editor and publisher of Warehousing Forum, a monthly subscription newsletter. His newest books are Lean Warehousing and Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, both published in 2007. His other recent publications include Auditing Warehouse Performance and Warehousing Tips. Harvard Business Review published “Making Warehousing More Efficient,” co-authored with Professor Bernard J. LaLonde. The New York Times published his bylined article “Just In Time, Right For Retail.” He is the author of numerous other articles dealing with warehousing and management.
He has the following educational and professional credentials:
- B.A., Princeton University
- M.B.A., Harvard University
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals - Past President
- Warehousing Education and Research Council - Founder
Ken Ackerman has provided management advisory services
to companies throughout the world. These clients include
manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retailers, warehousing
firms, carriers and trade associations. He has provided
advisory support to several consulting firms. In addition
to advisory services, he has conducted training seminars
on warehousing. He has served as a speaker at many conferences.
His fluency in Spanish enables him to lecture and consult
in that language.
In 2002, Ken Ackerman was honored by Warehousing Education and Research
Council (WERC) with a lifetime membership. He is the first person ever to
receive similar recognition from three different organizations: CLM, IWLA
and WERC. He received the Distinguished Service and Leadership Award in
1999 from International Warehouse Logistics Association and had earlier
received the Distinguished Service Award from Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. He is an honorary life member of the Ohio Warehousemen's
Association and a former director of American Warehouse Association. In
civic activities, he was chapter chairman for Young Presidents
Organization. He is past president and founder of the Wellington School,
former officer of Columbus Association for the Performing Arts and past
president of Opera Columbus. In addition to logistics activities, Ken Ackerman serves as a chair in Columbus for Vistage International, the world’s leading chief executive organization.