Ken has been active in logistics and warehousing management for his entire career. Since 2007, he has also been a Group Chair for Vistage International, the world’s leading chief executive organization. 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. Later, he formed the Ackerman Company, a management advisory service. He is editor and publisher of Warehousing Forum, a monthly subscription newsletter. His newest book, Warehousing Profitably – 3 Edition, was published in 2011. Other books include: Lean Warehousing, Auditing Warehouse Performance and Warehousing Tips. 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; and Warehousing Education and Research Council – Founder. He has provided management advisory services to companies throughout the world, including manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retailers, warehousing firms, carriers and trade associations.