Joel Brock


Joel Brock is a senior project manager in West Monroe Partners’ Operations Excellence practice and leader of the firm’s Bentonville, Arkansas office. He has more than 15 years of experience in industrial engineering, consulting, retail, transportation and logistics.


Joel Brock has a record of producing productivity and operational improvement for clients to reduce operational costs. His workforce optimization experience includes methodology development, transition management and project management for clients in various industries, but his primary focus is in retail.

Joel joined West Monroe Partners in 2010, and during his tenure he has managed teams that blend business consulting experience with technology expertise to deliver supply chain utilization, labor scheduling, and material handling solutions for large global discount retailers and wholesalers. As a senior project manager, Joel often finds himself managing complex retail projects that involve utilizing a baseline of engineered data and findings to validate business cases and solve key client issues.

Prior to joining West Monroe Partners, Joel worked as a senior industrial engineer at Sears Holding Corporation. During his time there, Joel worked as part of the Kmart Store Operations industrial engineering team measuring and creating standards for Kmart and Sears stores. In addition, his team also completed extensive studies and on-site training to develop best practices and streamline operations improvements for stores. He also has experience working at distribution and logistics companies like FedEx and UPS.

Joel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northern Illinois, where he also earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.