Engaged. Entertained. Energized. These are just a few of the effects Robert will have on your audience as they start to see their organizations and personal journeys in a new light.




Robert O. Martichenko


Complexity and technology are fundamentally changing the nature of work and the relationships between people and the work they perform. Yet, our care for people doesn’t have to be at odds with our business pursuits or public responsibilities. Rather, it is compatible with, even essential to these goals.

With award-winning author, speaker, and CEO Robert Martichenko, your audience will explore practical lessons for work and life through topics such as “The Future of Leadership: Making Work Meaningful,” “Assessing and Reducing Supply Chain Risk,” “Discovering Hidden Profit,” and “Building Cultures of Continuous Improvement.”

Robert’s mission is to embrace a “human leadership” role where he shares new perspectives on how to restore soul and meaning back to the workplace.

Engaged. Entertained. Energized. These are just a few of the effects Robert will have on your audience as they start to see their organizations in a new light and capable of discovering greater potential – both in profitability and humanity.

Speaking globally on relevant topics and lessons learned from over 25 years of transforming end-to-end supply chains and organizations at large, Robert weaves in themes of “meaningful work,” “business disruption,” “systems thinking,” “respect for people,” and “personal narratives.” After hearing his stories, your audience will be supercharged and ready to improve their organizations and personal journeys.

Robert Martichenko is an executive leader of LeanCor, a Transplace Company. Formerly Founder and CEO of LeanCor, Robert joined Transplace after its 2020 acquisition of LeanCor.

He is also an entrepreneur, thought leader in lean management, professional education instructor, business author, poet, and novelist. He also participates and volunteers on several advisory boards and educational institutions.

His prominent industry awards include the Distinguished Service Award by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the highest recognition achievable for professionals in the supply chain industry.

Robert has written five business books published through his LLC, Karmack Publications and the Lean Enterprise Institute. These include the 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. Additionally, Robert is the author of Discovering Hidden Profit, Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade and Lean Six Sigma Logistics. 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.


“Thought-provoking and applicable to all people. He helps make complex problems seem simple.”