Areas of Focus
Robert's entire career has been committed to third party logistics. Beginning his journey in transportation and warehousing supporting Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, 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 begin LeanCor for the sole purpose of supporting customers to advance their supply chains.
In addition to leading LeanCor, Robert is an instructor for the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, as well as a frequent speaker for professional industry groups around the world. Robert has written several lean and supply chain publications, including Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade, and the Shingo Research Award-winning books, People: a leader's day to day guide to building, managing, and sustaining lean organizations (Orloe Group) and Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream (Lean Enterprise Institute). He has been named a "Rainmaker" by DC Velocity and a "Pro to Know" by Supply Chain & Demand Executive.