How LeanCor’s Founder is innovating the Supply Chain Logistics Industry
For many, supply chain and logistics can be difficult topics to get excited about, and yet every company has a supply chain that is integral to its operation. It is something that many employees interact with, but it is often not a priority for leaders. Robert Martichenko wants to change that.
“Technology in supply chain and logistics has evolved to a point now where visibility is the focus, but the next real landmark in the industry will be true end-to-end thinking. This means that businesses will have supply-chain centric thinking in all of their business strategies—that organizations will train their employees to think about the supply chain every time performance or cost is discussed.”
Martichenko is the Founder and CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, a diverse organization that addresses companies’ needs for consultation, education and actual outsourced services in supply chain and logistics. The company’s motto of “We Teach. We Consult. We Do.” reflects the three divisions of the company, which include training and education, consulting, as well as its own third-party logistics company with warehouses and transportation services.
“No matter where the customer is in the maturity of their supply chain thinking, LeanCor wants to help take them to the next step, which supports our mission of advancing the world’s supply chains,” he said.
LeanCor’s training and education division teaches lean and operational excellence, focusing on lean fundamentals, lean supply chain, and lean leadership. With courses through Georgia Tech and The Lean Enterprise Institute, as well as classroom and online education options, LeanCor’s classes appeal to a wide range of learning styles. Its consulting arm looks to improve processes that already exist within the company’s strategies, helping customers to understand what operational excellence can look like. The focus on consulting work is to create operational excellence across the entire end to end supply chain.
And LeanCor’s Third-party Logistics company?
“If we’re advocating to people on how to run their supply chain, we need to prove that we can run a successful lean operation ourselves,” Martichenko shared.
His experience from university on has been in the fields of supply chain and logistics, starting with successful Canadian trucking company Challenger Motor Freight. After a move to the U.S. in 1998, Martichenko participated in a startup for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, which introduced him to the company’s production system and lean thinking. The concept of running lean fascinated him, and drove him to learn as much as possible on the subject.
Advancing the World’s Supply Chains
LeanCor Supply Chain Group is a trusted supply chain partner that specializes in lean principles to advance supply chains. LeanCor’s three integrated divisions – LeanCor Training and Education, LeanCor Consulting, and LeanCor Logistics – help organizations eliminate waste, drive down costs, and build a culture of operational excellence.
“We Teach. We Consult. We Do.”