Founder and CEO, LeanCor Supply Chain Group
Robert O. Martichenko is the Founder and CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, a trusted supply-chain partner with a mission to advance the world’s supply chains.
Robert is an industry thought leader, who 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. His mission is to embrace the role of the “Human CEO,” who believes respect, empathy, relationships, education, courage, and critical thinking are still matter in order to remain relevant and competitive.
As a professional speaker, Robert addresses topics such as “Building Cultures of Continuous Improvement,” “The Power of Narrative Leadership,” “Discovering Hidden Profit,” and “Make Work Meaningful: The Human CEO’s Strategy.” He also participates and volunteers on multiple advisory boards and educational institutions.
He has received numerous prominent industry awards, most notably, the Distinguished Service Award by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the highest recognition achievable for professionals in the supply chain industry.
Robert has written several business books, most recently, Discovering Hidden Profit. His other books include Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade and Lean Six Sigma Logistics and 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, published by the Lean Enterprise Institute.
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. Robert holds a bachelor’s in mathematics, an MBA in finance, and a six sigma black belt.