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Meeting Mr. Warehousing – An Interview Hosted by James R. Stock
4th February 2022 • Supply Chain is Boring • Supply Chain Now
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James R. Stock is a University of South Florida Distinguished University Professor and Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing. He has interviewed many of the greatest minds in transportation logistics, a practice area we call supply chain management today. He shared those interviewed with Chris Barnes to be republished as part of the Supply Chain is Boring program.

In this interview, Stock speaks with Kenneth B. Ackerman, a well-known warehousing guru and consultant. When Ackerman was 19 years old, he was able to get a job with a trucking company owned by a family friend. From there, he went on to learn about the truck leasing business at Ryder.

After getting an undergraduate degree from Princeton and a master’s degree from Harvard University, he enlisted in the Army reserves and was assigned to Water Reed Army Hospital as part of their Scientific and Professional Personnel program. Because of his advanced degree, he had the opportunity to work as a buyer, working directly for a contracting officer and buying books and office supplies.

Listen in to learn more about this well-known luminary in supply chain management.

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