Hosts: Mike Ogle and Rodney Apple
In This Episode:
We speak with lean and six sigma expert and multi-book author, Robert Martichenko about his career path. Robert provides valuable insights that can be used to advance your supply chain career. He shares the story of the founding of LEANCOR and his new TrailPaths organization. He also outlines the hard and soft skills vital to a highly valued supply chain professional with a strong continuous improvement mindset. You’ll get his thoughts on effective leadership characteristics, particularly the transition from a managing, controlling, and directing mindset to building an environment and learning culture that leads to greater successes, but more importantly, fewer failures. Robert also emphasizes the value of participation in associations and networks, plus how we need to focus on supply chains as ecosystems that have many interdependencies. He closes with the trends he sees that will influence the future of supply chain.
Who is Robert Martichenko?
Robert Martichenko is the Founder of TrailPaths Incorporated. He spent more than fifteen years as the founder and CEO of the LeanCor Supply Chain Group (acquired by Uber Freight in 2020). Robert sits on multiple advisory boards, including the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). In addition, he has received several prominent industry awards, including the Distinguished Service Award from CSCMP. Robert has written and co-written several business books, including Discovering Hidden Profit, People: A leader’s day-to-day guide to building, managing, and sustaining lean organizations, Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream, Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade and Lean Six Sigma Logistics. Robert is an active speaker addressing topics such as Lean, Operational Excellence, the Future of Workforce Development and Creating Meaningful Employment Environments. Robert earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, an MBA in Finance, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.