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Derek Browning

Derek Browning

Regional Vice President, LeanCor Supply Chain Group
Derek Browning is a Regional Vice President for LeanCor Supply Chain Group. LeanCor is a trusted supply chain partner that delivers operational improvement and measurable financial results. Unlike other third party logistics providers, LeanCor offers a unique combination of training and education, hands-on consulting, and outsourced logistics services. Derek has eight years of supply chain and logistics experience. His experience ranges from transactional transportation management, to performing logistics network and route designs, supply chain and facility assessments, lean cross-dock and distrubtion center projects, people development, and the deployment of lean principles and practices in several cross-functional areas. These areas include: logistics and warehousing, purchasing, human resources, creative design and marketing, accounting and finance, sales, and executive leadership teams. Derek has trained thousands of professionals in lean, six-sigma, and supply chain, and has actively served as an adjunct professor for the University of Kentucky, Saint Louis University, Georgia Tech University, and Monterrey Tec’s Extension Campus in Mexico City, Mexico. Derek has supported customers in several industries, including: Healthcare and Neutriceutical, Auto Body Repair, Financial Services, Heavy Machinery, Industrial Construction, Consumer Appliances, Material Handling Equipment, Recreation Vehicles, Third Party Logsitics, Home Improvement, Home and Commercial Furnishings, Funeral Services, and Automotive. As a Regional Vice President, Derek’s responsibilities are split between managing and supporting active lean supply chain projects, facilitation of LeanCor training and education events and Kaizen workshops, the management of the central region of Lean Deployment, and working with past and future clients to develop future business opportunites. Derek compliments his supply chain and logistics experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Northern Kentucky University. He holds several certificates in lean, six sigma, and supply chain and logistics. These include a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and certificates in Lean Strategic Sourcing and Lean Six Sigma Logsitics/Supply Chain Management. Derek is aggressively pursuing an MBA with a targeted completion in the summer of 2013. Derek currently resides in Burlington, KY with his wife and daughter and is expecting a son this August. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities and studying new and interesting topics.
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 »