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Derek Browning is a professional education instructor for the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute with over 12 years of experience working in logistics and supply chain, with the last 10 in supply chain consulting.
He has extensive project experience in Lean, Six-Sigma, Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain and Logistics Network Optimization, Distribution & Fulfillment Center Assessments & Transformations, Inventory Planning and Material Flow, Distribution Network Design, pre-acquisition Due Diligence and Post-Acquisition Integration. Hek has provided supply chain consulting services in the following industries: Healthcare and Neutraceutical, Auto Body Repair, Financial Services and Private Equity, Heavy Machinery, Industrial Construction, Consumer Appliances, Material Handling Equipment, Recreation Vehicles, Third Party Logistics, Home Improvement, Home and Commercial Furnishings, Funeral Services, and Automotive.
Derek has trained thousands of professionals in lean, six-sigma, and supply chain, and has taught students and professionals at the University of Kentucky, Saint Louis University, Georgia Tech University, and Monterrey Tec’s Extension Campus in Mexico City, Mexico. He is a certified instructor for Lean Enterprise Institute, and has directed engagements for large scale clients including: Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklifts of America, Aurora Caskets, Domtar Personal Care, Caterpillar, Boldt Construction Company, Goodwill, ABRA Autobody and Glass, Daimler Trucks of North America, Motor Coach Industries, Thetford Norcold, Metagenics, City of Cincinnati, Cintas, Sensus, Carl Zeiss Vision, Carl Zeiss Meditech, Sunpower, and Perfetti van Melle. He compliments his supply chain and logistics experience with a Master of Business Administration degree, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He holds several certificates in lean, six sigma, and supply chain and logistics. These include a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and certificates in Lean Strategic Sourcing , Lean Six Sigma Logistics, and Lean Supply Chain Management.
Derek is also Director, Consulting Services for LeanCor Supply Chain Group and directs a portfolio of ongoing projects.