Supply Chain and Business Strategy

Navigating today’s industry disruption and business complexity is no easy task. Start seeing your supply chain as a feedback mechanism – an abundance of critical information needed to improve profitability and increase customer value.



Discovering Hidden Profit: Creating the Connected Enterprise

Explore how to view and act upon your business from a total-system perspective that delivers maximum customer value at the lowest total cost and more in this white paper.
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“The path to discovering and extracting hidden profit rests within viewing the organization from a new perspective; one where we go from being focused on single-process optimization to viewing the business as a total system formed when we connect people and processes.”

 From the white paper: Discovering Hidden Profit: Creating the Connected Enterprise

Articles and White Papers

White Paper
Demand Driven: Preparing for Now and the Future in Supply Chain
Director of LeanCor Consulting, Brent Rogers dives in to help show how building a supply chain that understands and shapes customer demand can achieve business goals.

Supply Chain and the CEO
How does a CEO plan and implement supply chain management and logistics?

Mastering Cash Flow: The Need for CEOs to Focus on Logistics
Here’s how to root out costs that are hidden to senior management, and find value through a disciplined look at logistics and supply chain management practices.

Discovering Hidden Profit: The Podcast

Newest Episode
Episode 4: SCA Gear Series Pt. 3: Implementing Management Systems
A management system is a vehicle for executives to prove their full intent towards a business initiative, and Supply Chain Advancement (SCA) implementation will succeed or fail based on a commitment to support it. The management system sets goals, guides the organization to make correct decisions, recognizes deviations from plans, and brings visibility to initiate quick countermeasures in order to achieve operational and strategic goals.

In this episode, Peter Marks, co-author of Discovering Hidden Profit, explains how to formalize a management infrastructure and leadership team to guide the implementation of SCA. This includes aligning teams around the system and developing a communication plan to show full executive commitment.


Plan For Every Part (PFEP) For Lean Material Flow
Hosted by Brad Bossence, Vice President of Customer Relations and Kaushik Sarda, Director of LeanCor Consulting

How to Master S&OP to Simplify Your Supply Chain
Learn how to take a more proactive and collaborative approach to managing your supply chain complexity with S&OP.

How to Win Big With Supply Chain Collaboration (1 Hour)
Hosted by Brad Bossence, Vice President of LeanCor Consulting


What is Lean Culture?
One question we’re frequently asked is, “what is a lean culture?” LeanCor CEO Robert Martichenko weighs in.

CEO Robert Martichenko Discusses an Integrated Supply Chain Strategy with LeanCor
LeanCor Supply Chain Group is a trusted supply chain partner that specializes in lean principles to deliver operational improvement.

How to Model and Reduce Total Cost in Your Supply Chain
Connecting all supply chain activities to produce flow and reduce lead times, improve working capital, and eliminate supply chain waste.


Robert Martichenko brings a valuable perspective as a Canadian-American business owner and leading expert on supply chain management. In this interview on the Ed Tyll Radio Show, Robert discusses the big questions surrounding the current discussions on trade agreements and why global supply chains may be here to stay.

Blog Posts

Blog Post
5 Supply Chain Projects That Could Drive Millions to Your Bottom Line
Five supply chain projects that have driven major results for organizations looking to take their supply chain to the next level.

Blog Post
End-to-End Supply Chain Collaboration: It’s More Than a Technology Platform
Advancing your supply chain to improve performance and working capital requires collaboration.

Blog Post
The Next Big Thing in Supply Chain
Understanding the pulse of modern day supply chain complexity, as it exists across various industries, is a powerful thing.


Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream
Building on the concepts of waste, flow, and pull, this pioneering workbook illustrates how to analyze the traditional supply chain as a flowing stream of products and information. Building a lean fulfillment stream provides the steps to a comprehensive, real-life implementation process for optimizing your end-to-end supply chain from raw materials to customers — by leveraging the concepts of total cost and collaboration.

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Discovering Hidden Profit: Advanced Supply-Chain Decision Making
Discovering Hidden Profit is a must-read for CEOs and executives who are dealing with continuous industry disruption and increased complexity. The book details a thoughtful and actionable methodology to extract hidden profit by removing organizational masks and connecting people and business processes in order to maximize customer value at the lowest possible total cost.

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