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Warehouse Managers

With four books and one subscription newsletter in print, no other source provides a wider range of knowledge about warehouse management. By subscribing to the monthly Warehousing Forum on line, readers now have access to every issue in the 30+ year history of this publication, as well as a comprehensive index of topics covered in earlier newsletters.

Our newest educational activity includes a two day workshop for line supervisors. This educational offering recognizes the fact that the majority of warehouse supervisors were promoted from worker to leader because they were outstanding performers. They received little or no orientation on the difference between a doer and a leader. Our highly interactive workshop includes management cases, role-play, and substantial class discussion to educate supervisors in the concept of leadership. This program is available on a custom basis for users with 12 or more supervisors. Inaugurated in 2015, the workshop has been presented many times, with additional offerings currently scheduled.

If you had been a subscriber to our monthly newsletter this year, you would have received pertinent information about vested outsourcing as well as an article about warehouse costs and risks. An article about marketing generated significant interest from operators of warehouse service companies. For more information about this newsletter, click here.

Lean Warehousing

New Edition

The warehousing industry has experienced many changes since the second edition of this popular book was printed.

Now the newly updated and revised third edition is available.

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Warehousing Profitably—3rd Edition

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Cornerstones of the Business

The management advisory activities at The Ackerman Company are based on four cornerstones: objectives, methods, people and satisfaction. These have remained constant throughout more than three decades of service.

Objectives: We seek to constantly improve our understanding of our clients' needs and to help them make their warehousing and logistics operations more profitable.
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Methods: We provide on-site management guidance, public and in-house educational seminars, warehousing texts and reference manuals, a monthly newsletter, and a home-study course.
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People: Every management advisor, writer and teacher at the Ackerman Company is a seasoned warehousing professional with substantial hands-on experience.
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Satisfaction: Our work has always been guaranteed. Our clients respect our advice because we take the time to understand their needs and business goals.
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Lean Warehousing

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first book to apply the lean manufacturing theory specifically to the world of warehousing. This 156-page soft cover book has nine parts, dealing with the why of getting lean and how it works, as well as storage, materials handling, tools, consumables, construction and leadership. The last part on implementation has a series of checklists. This reader friendly text combines the best of lean theory with practical tips that can be applied in your warehouse.


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