LeanCor Supply Chain Group 
Intermediate level

Lean transportation management system: before and after the manufacturing process

Tuesday, Oct. 20 Location Code
7:45am-12:15pm Departure area 1, 2nd floor TT/04
12:30pm-5:00pm Departure area 2, 2nd floor TT/11

See lean, operational excellence driving improvement in cost, quality, sales and delivery

Gain first-hand information about effective application of lean and operational excellence principles in transportation management and other organizational functions; see how changing the game yields advances in cost, quality, sales and delivery performance; understand the total cost mentality and how to deploy KPIs for lean logistics operational processes.


Discover how lean principles deliver lower transportation costs, customer service improvement, reduced inventory levels and progress toward business goals, reflecting an end-to-end supply chain total cost mentality. Get details on a transportation management system that generates improvements in cost, quality, sales and delivery through application of lean principles such as hoshin planning, A3 thinking, visual management and 5S in a non-manufacturing environment. See the LeanCor Operations Control Center that supports shipping and transportation needs with daily problem solving through KPIs, plus proactive track and trace. Hear about a lean logistics engineering process that manages factors such as volume fluctuations, sourcing changes and window/service time variation to determine transportation modes, sourcing locations, freight consolidation, trailer loads, route combinations and freight sequences. Understand a customer-focused approach for optimizing resources and maximizing customer service while decreasing cost. Learn about collaboration and cross-functional teams, continuous improvement, kaizen, leadership/leader standard work, lean IT, office/transactional processes, PDCA, safety, standard work, virtual systems and visual management.


LeanCor Supply Chain Group is a trusted supply chain partner. The company delivers operational improvement and measurable financial results. A third-party logistics provider, LeanCor offers unique training and education, hands-on consulting and outsourced logistics services. Its integrated portfolio of services helps organizations eliminate waste, drive down costs and instill a problem-solving culture across their supply chain.

Tour Hosts

Matt Melrose, the vice president of operations for LeanCor Supply Chain Group, has focused his supply chain and logistics career on leading the implementation of sustainable lean practices within customers’ supply chains to help them achieve their organizational goals.

Derek Browning is a regional president for LeanCor. He has focused his supply chain and logistics career on transportation management, logistics network/route design, supply chain and facility assessments, lean cross-dock and distribution center projects, people development and deployment of lean practices.

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • No competitors
  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)