About the Iowa Lean Consortium

Iowa Lean Consortium LogoThe Iowa Lean Consortium is a dynamic, member-driven network dedicated to helping organizations improve their productivity. We provide a community where people come to connect, collaborate, learn together and improve.

Sectors represented by the consortium include but are not limited to: manufacturing, service/transaction, businesses, education, healthcare, and government.


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 through Continuous Improvement
Everyone, every way, every day

The Iowa Lean Consortium originated in 2010 when leaders from various organizations in the state of Iowa came together seeking to share best practices regarding process improvement. What began as 10 organizations willing to share ideas had grown into a dynamic network of over 100 organizations from Iowa and surrounding states.

The power of this Consortium lies within the willingness of the members to engage, share, and learn. We look forward to helping you and your organization improve its people and processes and ultimately its productivity.

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