Robert O. Martichenko Biography

Robert Orloe Martichenko was born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, and has lived in the United States for the past two decades. He is a CEO, entrepreneur, speaker, writer, poet, father, husband, son, brother, nephew, and friend.  Robert has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and an MBA and is the author of several successful business books.

This is his first novel.

Professional Biography

Robert Martichenko is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LeanCor Supply Chain Group.

Robert Martichenko is the Chief Executive Officer of LeanCor Supply Chain Group. LeanCor Supply Chain Group is a trusted supply chain partner with a mission to advance the world’s supply chains.  LeanCor’s three integrated divisions – LeanCor Training and Education, LeanCor Consulting, and LeanCor Logistics – help organizations eliminate waste, improve supply chain performance, and build a culture of operational excellence.

Robert has committed his career to building cultures focused on lean and operational excellence. Beginning his journey in transportation and warehousing, Robert has spent over 20 years learning and implementing lean and operational excellence with a focus on end to end supply chain management. Early in his career, Robert recognized the unmet logistics needs of lean manufacturers. Lean had long been utilized to improve manufacturing processes, but Robert realized it was time to extend these programs and start connecting lean principles to partners within the supply chain. This experience allowed Robert to found LeanCor for the sole purpose of supporting customers to advance their supply chains.

In addition to leading LeanCor, Robert is a senior instructor for the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, a frequent speaker for professional industry groups around the world, and board advisor for the College of Charleston, Appalachian State University and The Urban Electric Company. Robert has written several business books – most recently, Discovering Hidden Profit (Karmack Publications). His other books include the two Shingo Research Award-winning books, People: a leader’s day to day guide to building, managing, and sustaining lean organizations (Karmack Publications) and Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream (Lean Enterprise Institute). Additionally, Robert is the author of Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade (Karmack Publications), Lean Six Sigma Logistics (J. Ross Publishing), and the novel, Drift and Hum (Karmack Publications), an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Winner Award for Best Fiction Book.

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 Degree in Mathematics, an MBA in Finance, and a Six Sigma Black Belt.


Robert received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), was named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive and a 2014 “Rainmaker” by DC Velocity, and was chosen as a 2015 C-Suite honoree by Venue & LEAD Magazine.

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Robert O. Martichenko

ISBN: 978-0-9970308-0-8
510 Pages
Available in Paperback & Ebook

Published by Karmack Publications LLC