Meet Robert

Robert O. Martichenko 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. Robert is an industry thought leader and 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.

As a professional speaker, Robert addresses topics such as lean, operations management, and leadership. He participates and volunteers on multiple advisory boards and educational institutions.

Robert has written several business books, most recently, Discovering Hidden Profit. 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 and Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream. Additionally, Robert is the author of Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade and Lean Six Sigma Logistics. His debut novel, Drift and Hum, has won multiple awards including the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Winner Award for Best First Book-Fiction. He has also written two children’s books, It’s Perfect Being Me and A Day Well Spent.

He has received numerous prominent industry awards, most notably, the Distinguished Service Award by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the highest recognition achievable for professionals in the supply chain industry.

Robert complements his professional experience with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, an MBA in Finance, and a Six Sigma Black Belt. He was born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, and he and his family have lived in the United States for the past two decades.

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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