Develop and support lean systems thinkers to transform Michigan’s organizations and economy.


 Who We Are

 The Michigan Lean Consortium is a non-profit  membership organization dedicated to spreading  lean principles throughout every public and  private sector industry in Michigan.

 We firmly believe that by educating others about  lean principles and tools, we can help make  Michigan the best place in the country to live,  learn, and earn.


 What We Do

 Our focus is on education, networking,  and sharing best practices. We host monthly  lean trainings, arrange benchmarking visits to  Michigan organizations, and facilitate consulting  projects for non-profits and government  agencies.

 We also host an annual conference in  August that attracts hundreds of people from  throughout Michigan, and beyond, who are  passionate about lean.


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    • Friday, June 12, 2015 12:30 PM
      Ottawa County Administration Building, Main Conference Room, 12220 Fillmore St., West Olive, MI 49460

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    SAVE THE DATE for our 2015 Annual Conference in Traverse City on August 12-14!

    The State of Michigan seeks all interested parties in an RFP for Business Process Reengineering work. 

    The submission deadline for service providers is May 28, 2015.  To submit proposals, service providers should be registered at and respond to Bid #007115B0005004, “Business Process Review (BPR)/Lean Process Improvement (LPI).” 

    All Michigan Lean Consortium members who are interested should act quickly as this is just a few days notice to respond and bid to this RFP!

    MLC Op-Ed piece entitled, "Lean Philosophy key to Michigan's prosperity" with President Gerry Clarke's byline, has been published on the online edition of the Oakland Press

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