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 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: 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.



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


Read about the ILC in the Oct 2014 Issue of the Business Record


ILC Brochure - Download our brochure to share with others

ILC PPT- Detailed information on the organization, structure, mission, and goals of the ILC