Derek Browning

As a Director of Consulting services, Derek directs a portfolio of end-to-end supply chain projects for companies in a wide array of sizes and industries. He's trained thousands of professionals in lean, six-sigma, leadership, and supply chain through LeanCor and leading education partners. Derek complements his experience with an MBA, a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and several professional certificates.

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What's on Your Supply Chain Wish List This Holiday Season?

Christmas is coming.  It's this time of year that many executives are wrapping up this year's activities, reflecting on this year's results, and planning for next year. 

We want to stay connected to you, and hear about how you wish to advance your supply chain in the new year. 

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The Supply Chain Talent Gap: Are We Addressing the Wrong Problem?

Yesterday, while planning a supply chain forum with some industry partners, I heard a resounding cry, “We need supply chain people!"  Today, I sat down at my desk and an online article referred to the 6:1 ratio of supply chain job openings to capable candidates. I'm sensing a theme here.

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To Automate or Not Automate in Warehousing? A 50-Year Payback Period in the Making

“Our warehousing and distribution aren’t sophisticated enough” James said, as he shuffled through a pile of applications on his desk. “Our people are great, don’t get me wrong. But all we give them to work with are racks and shelves. No automation, no carousels, no flow racking, no conveyors. Our warehousing and distribution lack sophistication.”

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