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Derek Browning

Derek Browning

Consulting Services Director, LeanCor Supply Chain Group

Derek Browning is director, Consulting Services, for LeanCor Supply Chain Group, where he directs a portfolio of projects. His experience includes over 14 years working in logistics and supply chain, with the last 12 in supply chain consulting.  

Derek has extensive project experience in lean management, six-sigma, operational excellence, supply chain management, supply chain and logistics network optimization, distribution and  fulfillment center assessments and transformations, inventory planning and material flow, distribution network design, pre-acquisition due diligence, and post-acquisition integration.  

Derek has provided supply chain consulting services in the following industries: healthcare and neutraceutical, auto body repair, financial services and private equity, heavy machinery, industrial construction, consumer appliances, material handling equipment, recreation vehicles, third party logistics, home improvement, home and commercial furnishings, funeral services, and automotive 

Derek has trained thousands of professionals in lean management, six-sigma, and supply chain, and has taught students and professionals at the University of Kentucky, Saint Louis University, Georgia Tech University, and Monterrey Tec’s Extension Campus in Mexico City, Mexico. Derek is ainstructor for Lean Enterprise Institute, and has directed engagements for large-scale clients including: Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklifts of America, Aurora Caskets, Domtar Personal Care, Caterpillar, Boldt Construction Company, Goodwill, ABRA Autobody and Glass, Daimler Trucks of North America, Motor Coach Industries, Thetford NorcoldMetagenics, City of Cincinnati, Cintas, Sensus, Carl Zeiss Vision, Carl Zeiss Meditech, Sunpower, and Perfetti van Melle  

Derek has a master’s in business administrationa bachelor’s in marketing, and holds certificates in lean, six sigma, and supply chain and logistics. 

Workshops Taught by Derek Browning
Go and See the Lean Supply Chain: Gemba-Based Workshop This two-day workshop is part of our new series of special programs which combine classroom learning with practical experience at the gemba. The workshop is conducted at the LeanCor Supply Chain Group Operational Center in Florence, Kentucky to allow the program attendees to see firsthand how lean principles are applied to logistics and supply chain processes in order to create an extended lean enterprise. It defines logistics and supply chain management and discusses what organizations need to do to successfully implement lean in order to build a Lean Supply Stream. More »
Lean Supply Chain Problem Solving Within LeanCor’s Management System (at the 2020 Lean Summit) Learn fundamentals mechanics and tools to take problem solving to multiple layers of an organization and connect it to the management system. This overview will look at LeanCor’s use and documentation of three levels of problem solving tools, and how they are connecting it to their management system.   In this workshop you will:  Understand the challenges and obstacles to driving problem solving into various cultures Learn the key elements of problem solving and process thinking—taking inputs and transforming them into outputs that the customer will see value in Understand why lean thinkers are hard on processes and easy on people, and why that’s required More »