Engaged. Entertained. Energized. These are just a few of the effects Robert will have on your audience as they start to see their organizations and personal journeys in a new light.


Robert O. Martichenko


 Robert explores practical lessons for work and life with topics such as the power of narrative leadership, continuous improvement cultures, and a proven business management method to discover hidden profit. 

Robert speaks globally on relevant topics and lessons learned from over 25 years of transforming end-to-end supply chains and organizations at large. Weaving in themes of “business disruption,” “systems thinking,” “respect for people,” and “personal narratives,” Robert leaves his audiences supercharged and ready to improve their organizations and personal journeys.

Robert is the Founder and CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, and Chairman of Karmack Publications. He is also an entrepreneur, thought leader in lean management, professional education instructor, business author, poet, and novelist. He is a board adviser for a private company and volunteers for universities focused on supply chain and leadership.

Robert has written several business books and one novel – most recently, Discovering Hidden Profit. His others 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 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’s degree in Mathematics, an MBA in Finance, and a Six Sigma Black Belt.Born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, Robert and his family have lived in the United States for the past two decades.


“Thought-provoking and applicable to all people. He helps make complex problems seem simple.