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.

The Kata Coaching Dojo Series includes three half day workshops that occur every six weeks over a 4-month time frame. The workshop is for both beginner and experienced Kata coaches. Coaching skills and tips for target condition, current condition, obstacles and PDCA cycles will be covered.


Welcome the New Members of the Board of Directors!

The MLC has welcomed seven new members to the board!

Learn about them and their Lean journeys! 

2020 MLC Annual Conference!

The Vision is Clear—2020!

Looking to deepen your knowledge on Lean and meet other Lean practitioners from across all different industries? Join us at the 2020 Conference in Traverse City at the Hagerty Center.

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 MLC 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

Be in the Know!

Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter! View our Newsletter Archive.


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

02/21/20 Lean Coffee Chat | Ann Arbor

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!)

Kata Coaching Dojo Series

nullSolve Problems Effectively and Innovate Towards Challenging GoalsThe Kata Coaching Dojo Series includes three half day workshops that occur every six weeks over a 4-month time frame. The workshop is for both beginner and experienced Kata coaches. Coaching skills and tips for target condition, current condition, obstacles and PDCA cycles will be covered.



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