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Advisory services
in Warehousing and
Supply Chain Management

The Ackerman Company is a management advisory service that specializes in warehousing and logistics management. Some of the projects we have successfully handled include:

  • Auditing warehouse performance.
  • Merger and acquisition.
  • Consultation in warehouse real estate, site selection, and construction.
  • Development of warehouse productivity measurement systems.
  • Layout and space planning.
  • Logistics management strategy.
  • Management evaluation and search.
  • Marketing advice for warehouse service providers.
  • Selection and evaluation of warehouse facilities.
  • Litigation support (expert witness).
  • Training programs for warehouse managers and supervisors.

Experience counts

Decades of experience in warehousing and logistics management have provided Ken Ackerman with practical knowledge. Before entering the advisory field, he was chairman of Distribution Centers, Inc., a public warehousing company that operates in major US cities.

Prior to organizing his own company, he was in the management consulting division of Coopers & Lybrand, an international public accounting firm.

His experience includes:

  • Author of several books about warehouse management.
  • Publisher and editor or Warehousing Forum, a monthly subscription newsletter for warehousing professionals.
  • Author or "Making Warehousing More Efficient," published by Harvard Business Review in collaboration with Ohio State University professor Bernard J. LaLonde.
  • Frequent speaker at management and university meetings and seminars. He has been a speaker at meetings on 5 continents.
  • Consultant to operators or warehouses throughout the US and around the world.
  • Chairman of an executive group for Vistage International.

and professional credentials

  • Past president of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
  • Winner of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals's Distinguished Service Award. This annual award is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and science of logistics management.
  • Founder of the Warehousing Education and Research Council, a professional society for warehouse managers.
  • BA degree from Princeton University, specializing in Modern Languages, with a fluent knowledge of Spanish and a working knowledge of many other languages.
  • MBA degree from the Harvard Business School


K. B. Ackerman Company
2041 Riverside Drive
Suite 204
Columbus, Ohio 43221
Phone 614-488-3165
Fax 614-488-9243

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