COVID-19 UPDATE

In person events are currently cancelled and several of our MLC events have been postponed to 2021. Please check out our events and learning calendar to discover virtual coffee chat dates and virtual event dates!

Our annual conference will now be AUGUST 11th and 12th 2021. 

While the COVID-19 isolation measures are still in place, we will be listing Remote Resources that can help the MLC community.

Remote Lean Resources

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.


Host a Virtual Lean Coffee Chat!

Michigan Lean Consortium is able to provide access to a Zoom meeting room for your Virtual Lean Coffee Chat! In response to COVID-19 travel restrictions and work-from home being the new standard, host a Lean Coffee Chat remotely!

Contact admin@MichiganLean.org for more details!

June 10 | MLC Virtual Lean Coffee Chat

June 18 | MLC Non-Profit Communites of practice Lean Coffee Chat

July 23 | MLC Virtual Lean Coffee Chat


Lean for Leaders

An executive overview of continuous improvement, Lean and Six Sigma for anyone that is a leader within an organization. Learn Lean tools and techniques along with two interactive activities on creating measurable problem statements and the importance of truly understanding every step in your processes.

Leveraging Process Design

Discuss practical ways to design processes and the benefits that clear structure and process ownership can bring to both regulated and non-regulated entities.

Join Chris Bell, VP of Quality Assurance for Rocket Pharmaceuticals as we explore the process approach and learn techniques that can be applied in a virtual environment.

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.

Communities of Practice

We have exciting news on our growth in Communities of Practice. Take advantage of this great opportunity for you to become involved in a subject matter that you have a great interest in with other professionals to share Lean information and learnings/experiences.

Become Involved!


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 



The Iowa Lean Consortium Annual Lean Government Exchange is going virtual! You may join them online on June 2 for an inspiring Keynote address and three breakout sessions.

Register Today!

Lean for Leaders


An executive overview of continuous improvement, Lean and Six Sigma for anyone that is a leader within an organization. Learn lean tools and techniques along with two interactive activities on creating measurable problem statements and the importance of truly understanding every step in your processes.

Presenter will be Katie Labedz president of Learning to Lean

During this live virtual event, participants will learn the history behind kamishibai board and how to apply them to a layered audit process within your organization.  Sustaining improvement efforts must be a shared responsibility and this system will ensure engagement at all levels!


Host a Virtual Lean Coffee Chat!

Host a Virtual Lean Coffee Chat!

Michigan Lean Consortium is able to provide access to a Zoom meeting room for your Virtual Lean Coffee Chat! In response to COVID-19 travel restrictions and work-from home being the new standard, host a Lean Coffee Chat remotely!

07/23/20 Lean Coffee Chat

Contact admin@michiganlean.org for more details!

Postponed—Kata Coaching Dojo Series


Special Note to the participants already signed up:

The speaker will be contacting each participant directly with new times and dates for this event. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time. If you need more information please email admin@michiganlean.org



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