Meet Robert

Robert O. Martichenko was born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, and has lived in the United States for the past two decades.  He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LeanCor Supply Chain Group. LeanCor Supply Chain Group is a trusted supply chain partner with a mission to advance the world’s supply chains.  LeanCor’s three integrated divisions – LeanCor Training and Education, LeanCor Consulting, and LeanCor Logistics – help organizations eliminate waste, improve supply chain performance, and build a culture of operational excellence.  Robert has spent over 25 years learning and implementing lean and operational excellence with a focus on end-to-end supply chain management across a wide array of industries.  In addition to leading LeanCor, Robert is a senior instructor for the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, and board advisor for the College of Charleston, Appalachian State University, and The Urban Electric Company.

Robert has written several business books – most recently, Discovering Hidden Profit (Karmack Publications). His other books include two Shingo Research Award-winning books:  People: a leader’s day to day guide to building, managing, and sustaining lean organizations (Karmack Publications) and Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream (Lean Enterprise Institute). Additionally, Robert is the author of Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade (Karmack Publications) and Lean Six Sigma Logistics (J. Ross Publishing).  His debut novel, Drift and Hum (Karmack Publications), has won several awards including the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for Best First Book-Fiction and the Bronze Award from Reader’s Favorite.

A frequent speaker for professional industry groups around the world, Robert’s thought-leading messages translate across organization types, industries, and geographic areas.  Robert is an engaging and thought-provoking speaker allowing audiences to walk away feeling energized, enlightened, and optimistic about opportunities that lay ahead.

He is a recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a 2014 “Rainmaker” by DC Velocity, and a 2015 C-Suite honoree by Venue & LEAD Magazine.

Robert complements his professional experience with a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, an MBA in Finance, and a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Awards

Robert received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), was named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive and a 2014 “Rainmaker” by DC Velocity, and was chosen as a 2015 C-Suite honoree by Venue & LEAD Magazine.

Experience

Robert is frequently invited to speak to local, regional, national, and global organizations on SCM around the globe. These organizations have included corporations, universities, hospitals, supplier conferences, and professional associations such as CSCMP, AME, WERC, ASQ, APICS, SCMA (Canada), NITL, the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, the Aerospace Industries Association, Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA) Business Forum, and the Thedacare Center for Healthcare Value Supply Chain Affinity Group.

Robert’s thought-leading messages translate across organization types, industries, and geographic areas. Keynotes can be customized to fit your event goals, and encompass:

  • Lean
  • Leadership
  • Supply Chain
  • Business Strategy

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