The Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC) is committed to transforming Michigan's organizations and economy by developing and supporting Lean systems thinkers.

The MLC believes in Respecting People, the Inclusion of All Learners at any level and with any experience, and the importance of Teaching and Learning as an experience and a tool for growth.


Share best practices on how Lean can be used to improve the delivery of Legal services.

This half-day workshop will appeal to all experience levels. Some of the organizations that will be presenting at this event include: Whirlpool Corporation, The Honigman Law firm, The State of Michigan, City of Detroit and Orlans.


Order Your MLC Gear!

Deadline: Sunday Dec 22nd

Gear up with your very own MLC Swag!

Joining the MLC will connect you with the current network of more than 1,100 Members! Gain access to useful Lean Training material and MLC Website resources, as well as gain valuable Leadership Development skills and Continuous Learning opportunities.

What Is Lean?

Lean is a dynamic process of continuous improvement and learning by empowered associates, in a culture of mutual trust and respect, focused on eliminating waste and maximizing value for our customers.


Meet the Board!

Meet the 2018-2019 Board Of Directors.

Join a Team!

Help us in a variety of ways:

  • Plan and coordinate upcoming events
  • Get to know fellow MLC members
  • Answer membership/account questions
  • Recruit new members

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BEING A MEMBER

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
  • Connect with other members in the Membership Directory 

Monthly Lean Coffee Chats


What is Lean Coffee Chat?

It's an open atmosphere to discuss all things Lean, share professional challenges people are experiencing in their Lean journey, and network with like-minded peers in the Michigan area.

  • Leverage our membership knowledge base
  • Focus on implementation of Lean tools
  • Opportunity to network
  • Share best practices
  • Stay connected with other MLC members

ALL FREE for members (+ you can bring a non-member guest for FREE too!)

Lean in Legal Workshop


Share best practices on how Lean can be used to improve the delivery of Legal services.

This half-day workshop will appeal to all experience levels. Some of the organizations that will be presenting at this event include: Whirlpool Corporation, The Honigman Law firm, The State of Michigan, City of Detroit and Orlans.

Continual Quality Improvement

CQI Academy 12 Half Day Sessions | Rockford, MI

Thought Design | 10 East Bridge St NE, Rockford, MI 49341

The Sergent Results GroupĀ® is pleased to introduce a new 48-hour workshop. Dig deeper into the work of W. Edwards Deming and learn the scientific methods behind his philosophy. As Dr. Deming believed, working together is fundamental to solving and preventing problems, while providing us the ability to “do more with less.”



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