Michigan Lean Consortium


Transform Michigan's organizations and economy by developing and supporting lean systems thinkers


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


We offer organizational and individual memberships. Join and save money on events, receive membership benefits like these:

  • Attend Learning Events facilitated by experienced practitioners
  • Participate in Tours, hands-on learning and group “Gemba Walks”
  • Admission to our Annual Healthcare Symposium and Lean Conference at a discount
  • Share Best Practices and expand Networking opportunities
  • Access to useful Lean Training material and MLC Website resources
  • Shared Membership privileges with Northern Michigan Lean Learning Consortium
  • Gain valuable Leadership Development skills and Continuous Learning opportunities
  • Check out our 2018 Hoshin Plan
  • Connect with other members in the Membership Directory 


MLC members will receive a 15% discount on booking reservations for the "1st globalconvention on organizationalexcellence" (http://www.orexconvention.com/), May 1-3 in Orlando FL, if they use the code "MLC15".  Our past Board Member Theresa Coleman-Kaiser will be presenting a business case and one of our 2018 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers, Karyn Ross will be one of the keynote speakers at this convention.

Featuring Karyn Ross' Presentation from our recent Lean Conference:

Karyn Ross is the coauthor of the Shingo Award-winning, "The Toyota Way to Service Excellence: Lean Transformation in Service Organizations".

An internationally acclaimed consultant, coach and lean practitioner, She has taught organizations of all sizes, in sectors as diverse as insurance, HR, transportation and retail how to use creativity combined with Toyota Way principles, practices and tools. 

Interested in Speaking at the 2019 Annual Conference?

The new web-based call for speaker form/guidelines and ALS speaker submission forms ARE LIVE! Send in your application. Please contact Kate at katemadde@icloud.com for questions related to the ALS speaker process.

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