About the ILC


The Iowa Lean Consortium is a dynamic, member-driven non-profit dedicated to advancing Lean in all sectors of our economy. Driven by members’ needs, the ILC can provide the philosophy, tools, and techniques to meet today’s business challenges through members serving members, including but not limited to the following sectors: manufacturing, service/transaction, businesses, education, healthcare, and government.


OUR VISION: Drive competitive performance improvements by expanding Lean culture and sharing lessons learned.


OUR MISSION: Iowa Lean Consortium aspires to be a national leader in promoting a culture of operational excellence by connecting our members through world-class learning and networking opportunities.



Continuous Improvement
Quality – Safety – Cost – Delivery – Morale (QSCDM)

Engaged membership
Sharing, networking, volunteering time, talent, space, and resources

Cross Sector Participation
Varying levels of knowledge and experience with Lean and levels within organizations

Integrity and Trust
Foundation for sharing among competitive organizations, businesses, and consultants

Collaborative Learning
Hands-on, experiential learning, teaching/coaching/mentoring

Cultural Transformation
Everyone, every way, every day

We welcome members from ALL sectors of the economy. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining the ILC.