Develop and support lean systems thinkers to transform Michigan’s organizations and economy.


Who We Are

The Michigan Lean Consortium is a non-profit  membership organization dedicated to spreading lean principles throughout every public and  private sector industry in Michigan.

We firmly believe that by educating others about lean principles and tools, we can help make  Michigan the best place in the country to live, learn, and earn.


 What We Do

 Our focus is on education, networking,  and sharing best practices. We host monthly  lean trainings, arrange benchmarking visits to  Michigan organizations, and facilitate consulting  projects for non-profits and government  agencies.

 We also host an annual conference in  August that attracts hundreds of people from  throughout Michigan, and beyond, who are  passionate about lean.


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    Want to attend the 29th Shingo Conference on Operational Excellence in Atlanta on April 24-28, 2017? The Shingo Institute would like to offer MLC members $100 off any of the workshops happening on Tuesday of that week!

    If you’re interested, please go to to register and use this discount code: MEPSHINGO

    Early-bird pricing ends February 2 so register now!

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