Conferences and events are a great way to learn, meet people, and improve your skills. Below are just a few organizations that host events featuring lean and continuous improvement topics.

Please Contact Us if you would like to recommend a conference to be added to this list.

The Annual Deming Conference is being held in September in Lansing! Click here to learn more and sign up: https://deming.org/node/1753

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

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is a premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence. Click here for information on their annual conference.

American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC)

APQC is a member-based nonprofit and one of the world’s leading proponents of business

benchmarking, best practices, and knowledge management research. Click here for their events page.

Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC)

Click here for our annual conference.

Productivity Inc.

Productivity Inc. focuses on foundational Lean principals such as TPM, 5S and Lean Leadership.

Click here for information on the next available conference. 

Shingo Summit for Manufacturing in Knoxville, Tennessee on September 19-21, 2016. Click here for more information. 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

The mission of SME is to acquire and distribute manufacturing knowledge among its members

and the broader manufacturing community. Click here for information on their annual conference.

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