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.


    Shingo Summit for Manufacturing

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    September 19-21, 2016


    • Visit and observe world-class companies that use the Shingo Model™ and other lean principles.
    • Learn from speakers who have led manufacturing companies through dramatic improvements.
    • Participate in breakout sessions for discussions on various topics facing manufacturing leaders and managers.
    • Attend the Six Sigma Innovation workshop.
    • Network with professionals like you.


    Click here to register for the 2016 Annual Conference: Lean 3.0: The Next Frontier!

    Members! Click here to view Member's Only pages including presentations from events and a discussion forum. 

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    MLC Op-Ed piece entitled, "Lean Philosophy key to Michigan's prosperity" with President Gerry Clarke's byline, has been published on the online edition of the Oakland Press

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    The Annual Deming Conference is being held in September in Lansing! Click here to learn more and sign up:

    $100 scholarship for MLC Members! Click here for the form.

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