We currently have more than 950 members and are growing strong! 

Our members represent a full spectrum of lean expertise (from beginner to advanced) and more than 15 different industries; the top two are manufacturing and health care. Members live all across the state - from Detroit to Holland to the Upper Peninsula.

Become a Member Today!
Register and pay online with our Member Application.

Your Benefits

As a member of the MLC community, you can take advantage of our many resources and support networks:

Membership Rates

Individual* (non-student)


12-month membership


Student (with valid ID)


$90 - Individual

$45 - Student


Number of Employees

 12-month Membership



 $  360



 $  900



 $  1,800



 $  3,600

*Membership is open to individuals who live in Michigan, work in Michigan, work for a Michigan-based organization, or are attending school at a Michigan-based institution.

**Organization or government agency members must be an entity recognized by the State of Michigan or provide primary support to Michigan residents.

Member Expectations

We are an open, collaborative, and friendly group!  In joining the MLC community, we expect members to:

  • Read and support our Bylaws
  • Be committed to lean principles and be at some stage of the lean journey (e.g., early, mid, or advanced)
  • Have an interest in Michigan's success: You can see alignment with the State of Michigan and MLC's vision and mission
  • Promote a learning and sharing environment; no solicitation
  • Share information, including your own lean activities, and respond to member benchmarking questions
  • Share benchmarking visits, webcasts, podcasts, proven practices, literature, meetings, conferences/seminars with others
  • Provide input on what is going well and what needs to be improved regarding MLC's activities
  • Be willing to host educational opportunities if feasible
  • Encourage colleagues to participate in and join the Michigan Lean Consortium
  • Be current in membership dues

Become a Member Today! 

Register and pay online with our Member Application. Contact the MLC Coordinator if you need assistance.

We look forward to you joining the MLC community!

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