Discovering Hidden Profit is a must-read for CEOs and executives dealing with continuous industry disruption and increased business complexity.

This new and groundbreaking 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. 

Timely and thorough, this book provides the road map for the implementation of operating principles and management methods to connect the core processes of business strategy, product life-cycle management, sales and marketing, and supply chain operations.

Discovering Hidden Profit is the blueprint and operational framework to reach the next level of business improvement required in today’s world of constant change and challenge.


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Discovering Hidden Profit: The Podcast




“Discovering Hidden Profit builds our understanding and ability to create fundamental core-process connections in order to enable real business improvement.”

Kenny Larson, President, Slumberland Furniture



“Discovering Hidden Profit identifies the most important business issues that exist today, yet seem difficult to correct. The path forward and leadership roadmap for long term success has arrived. “

Rick Blasgen, President & CEO, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals


“Discovering Hidden Profit is the Right book, written by the Right authors, at the Right time, providing us the Right Solutions to the Right business problems.”

Dr. Thomas Goldsby, Professor in Business, The Ohio State University





Meet the Authors





Peter J. Marks

Peter J. Marks, CEO of Executive Consultant which he founded in 2013, advises business leaders on leadership and strategy development. He is also an Independent Director at Broadcom Limited and serves on the boards of several private companies.

Previously Peter served in various senior management roles with Robert Bosch GmbH, which he originally joined in 1977 and where he remained until December 2011.  Most recently, from 2006 until his departure in December 2011, Peter served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Bosch LLC where he managed all of its business sectors in the Americas. He was a member of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH with responsibility for worldwide coordination for manufacturing and capital investment.

Peter can be reached at peter12912@hotmail.com



Robert O. Martichenko

Robert O. Martichenko is Founder and CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, a trusted supply-chain partner whose mission is To Advance the World’s Supply Chains.  Robert’s entire 20+ year career has been committed to third party logistics with a focus on end-to-end supply chain management.

In addition to leading LeanCor, Robert is a senior instructor for the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, a frequent speaker, and a board advisor for a private electric company. Robert has written several lean and supply chain books and articles - most notably Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade and the 2013 Shingo Research Award winning books, People: a leader’s day to day guide to building, managing, and sustaining lean organizations and Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream (Lean Enterprise Institute).

Robert can be reached at rmartichenko@leancor.com

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