Robert is the Founder and CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, and Chairman of Karmack Publications. He is also an entrepreneur, thought leader in lean management, professional education instructor, business author, poet, and novelist. He is a board advisor for a private company and volunteers for universities and non-profits focused on supply chain and leadership.
Robert has written several business books and one novel – most recently, Discovering Hidden Profit
. His others include 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
(Lean Enterprise Institute). Additionally, Robert is the author of Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade
(Lean Enterprise Institute) and Lean Six Sigma Logistics
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's degree in Mathematics, an MBA in Finance, and a Six Sigma Black Belt.