Why Join?

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.

Training Courses

No matter your level of experience

we have courses that will fit your needs


Grow a network of Lean thinkers just like

you and learn from top industry experts 


Share your successes (and failures!) with

each other on your own Lean journey


Transform Michigan's organizations and economy by developing and supporting Lean systems thinkers.

Upcoming events


“Being part of the MLC connects us to a community of Lean practitioners who inspire us with new ideas for our training and coaching, and serve as a sounding board for problem-solving approaches.”

- Cindy Noe, City of Detroit

"Through the MLC I have been able to connect with and hear from so many awesome Lean thinkers across industries. I walk away with so many great ideas to share and experiment through PDCA in my organization."

- Vanita DeJesus, Consumers Energy


“I joined the MLC to learn. I remain a member (and plan to be for life) because of all the people I’ve learned from that I now call friends.”

- Dan Vermeesch, Archer Daniels-Midland

A few of our proud Organizational Members:

Benefits of Membership

  • Attend Monthly Lean Events facilitated by experienced practitioners
  • Participate in Tours, hands-on learning and group “Gemba Walks”
  • Discounted admission to our Annual Lean Conference and other events throughout the year
  • Share Best Practices and expand Networking Opportunities
  • Access to useful Lean Training material and MLC Website Resources
  • Gain valuable Leadership Development skills and take advantage of our many Volunteer Opportunities
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