• Learning Opportunities
    Learning Opportunities

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

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    Join Us

    Join the Iowa Lean Consortium today to access our many member benefits.

  • Networking

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

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.

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

MISSION: Drive improvements to time, cost and quality through sharing experiences and hands-on activities designed to enhance the ability of members to improve processes and accelerate Lean cultural development.

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.


Shared Training Calendar


Priority Registration


Lean Resource Library


Lean Jobs Board