Robert Martichenko, chief executive officer of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) 2015 Distinguished Service Award. He will be presented with the award during the Opening General Session at CSCMP's Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 28, 2015.
CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award is bestowed upon an individual for significant achievements in the logistics and supply chain management professions. Presented annually, the award was instituted in 1965 as a tribute to logistics pioneer John Drury Sheahan.
CSCMP said that Martichenko is well known for his contributions to the study and practice of lean logistics and lean supply chain operations. He has devoted his career to improving professional standards, educational opportunities, and operational thought leadership in supply chain management. He is also a long-time advocate of supply chain innovation, the organization said.
Early in his career, Martichenko recognized the need to integrate lean principles and techniques across the entire spectrum of the value chain, and founded LeanCor Supply Chain Group in 2005 with that in mind. The company offers a combination of training and education, consulting, and outsourced logistics services, with a focus on lean supply chain transformation. By expanding the conceptual and geographical boundaries of the supply chain management practice, CSCMP said, Martichenko has contributed to key developments in the industry that have enabled supply chain management to become a critical leverage for 21st-century companies.
Martichenko is a member of the executive education faculties at Georgia Tech's Supply Chain and Logistics Institute and the Lean Enterprise Institute. He has held many roles at CSCMP, including past president of the organization's Cincinnati roundtable, regional roundtable chair, member of its Education Strategies Committee, and annual conference track chair. He has authored six books, two of which received The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence for research and professional publications. He recently was named a "Rainmaker" by DC Velocity, a "Pro to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, and an honoree of the C-Suite Award for Cincinnati's Venue and LEAD Magazine. (Among the many articles that Martichenko has authored is "Mapping a lean strategy," which he wrote for the inaugural issue of DC Velocity's sister publication CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly.)
Prior to LeanCor, Martichenko worked for Challenger Motor Freight and Transfreight. He earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Windsor (Ont.) and his master of business administration in finance from Baker College.