Mission: Develop and support Lean systems thinkers to transform Michigan’s organizations and economy.

Core Values:

  • Inclusion of all learners at any level and with any experiences
  • Teaching and learning
  • Respect for people 


Who We Are

The Michigan Lean Consortium is a state and federally recognized non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

The MLC is a group of organizations and individuals pursuing education and practice of Lean principles for the purpose of transforming Michigan’s organizations and economy.

We believe that operating by our values will make Michigan better.


 What We Do

Our focus is on education, networking, and sharing new practices. We host monthly Lean training events, arrange benchmarking visits to Michigan organizations, and facilitate assessment projects for sponsors.

We also host a spring healthcare summit, an annual conference in August and an end of year conference in December that attract hundreds of people from Michigan and beyond, who are passionate about Lean philosophy and practice.


    Upcoming events

    Our Annual Conference is quickly approaching! 

    Click here to visit our page with more details.

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    Other Event Announcements:

    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 http://shingo.org/events/international to register and use this discount code: MEPSHINGO

    LEAN Silver Certificate Training for Healthcare Leaders

    A Two-Day training program offers a didactic hands-on approach to LEAN management with a focus on management systems, PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) problem solving for process improvement and efficient work redesign. 14 hours of CME credits available. This course is held in the E&R Building at Henry Ford Hospital on April 27-28. Registration required at http://hfhs.eventsair.com/CEPortal/hfhs/cme. Or call CME office at 313.916.8522.

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