Our Mission: Develop and support Lean systems thinkers to transform Michigan’s organizations and economy.
To have a significant impact on Michigan public, private, and educational organizations and their employees, students, educators, customers, and clients, that results in:
MLC is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.
Members and Activities
Today, the MLC has more than 950 members representing 15-plus
industries and broad spectrum of lean expertise - from novice to advanced.
Geographically, our membership covers the entire state - from Detroit to Grand Rapids to the Upper Peninsula.
open to members and non-members alike. Our presenters are leaders in
business, government, and consulting.
Visit our membership page for more information.
Making a Positive Difference in Michigan's Future
The Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC) was founded in 2008 by a group of
forward-thinking individuals who firmly believed that if every Michigan
organization used lean principles, the state's economy would rebound.
The founders' goal was to spread lean principles and tools throughout
the state to make Michigan the best place in the country to live, learn, and earn.
Beverly Brown Jamie Flinchbaugh
Julianne Purcell Debra Levantrosser
Chris Maier Joseph Schiele
Jason Schulist Chris Wilson