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    Join the ILC

    Join the Iowa Lean Consortium today to get these and many other member benefits!

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    Reserve Your ILC T-shirt!

    Get your Lean on with an ILC T-shirt! Reserve yours today!

  • Networking

    The ILC offers many networking opportunities to help connect you to others who are at different points in their Lean journeys.

  • Learning Opportunities
    Learning Opportunities

    We offer collaborative learning opportunities through workshops, conferences, webinars and hands on, experiential learning.

The Iowa Lean Consortium

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

Membership renewal invoices will be sent to organizational contacts and individual members the week of November 7th. Watch your email for this email from quickbooks-email@intuit.com. If you do not receive an invoice email Tracy at coordinator@iowalean.org. Renewal payment must be received before members register for 2017 events. Not a member? Join us in 2017! If paying via check, please note our new mailing address P.O. Box 12146 Des Moines, IA 50312.

Members Only

This area is for ILC members only. Here you will find training materials from events, the Shared Training Calendar, Lean job postings and more. If you are a member please register for this area - access will be granted within 1 business day.

What is Lean

Lean is a collection of principles and tools designed to reduce waste in any process,
resulting in improvements to time, cost, and quality.

No matter what product or service you create, you can preserve value with less work through the use of Lean tools.

Meet the Board

The Iowa Lean Consortium Board of Directors is a volunteer board comprised of members representing the different sectors of our membership.

ILC Teams

The ILC relies heavily on its volunteers. Learn more about our Event, Membership, Marketing and Foundation teams here.

ILC Awards

The ILC presents two distinguished awards every year - The Iowa Lean Champion Award and Iowa Partners in Efficiency Award. Both are awarded at our Fall Conference.

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ILC Member Benefits

There are many benefits to being an ILC member! A few of those benefits are highlighted below. You can learn more about joining the ILC HERE.


Member Shared Calendar


Priority Registration


Lean Resource Library


Lean Jobs Board