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9th Annual Michigan Lean Consortium Conference

The Leaning Edge
August 14, 2019 11:00 AM

Screen Shot 2019-08-13 at 4.17.28 PMMBN was on the road to Traverse City, MI for the 9th Annual Michigan Lean Consortium Conference (MLC).  

"The annual Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC) Conference brings together those who believe lean principles play a key role in Michigan’s turnaround by living the principles in our businesses and governments. As a non-profit, volunteer organization, we sincerely thank you for your support. Your financial contribution enables us to continue to provide these valuable conferences."

Watch co-founder and hostess of the 'Leaning Edge' Debra Levantrosser catch up with 6 participants and staff of this one-of-a-kind conference in this 5-video playlist.

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Their theme for this year was Be A Transformer 2019 Annual Conference - It was for those looking to deepen their knowledge on Lean and meet other Lean practitioners from across all different industries!  Approximately 16 joined them at the 2019 Conference in Traverse City at the Hagerty Center.

This year they were focused on Being a Transformer with keynote speakers Dan Vermeesch and Shannon Flumerfelt. Learning how people were able to create organizational change while utilizing Lean principles. In addition to our two amazing keynote speakers, there were many great active learning sessions and on Friday some unique "Go & See" opportunities.

Take a listen to some of those break out sessions of the conference, click play on the Podcasts! 

The Leaning Edge, hosted by Debra Levantrosser, she speaks with leaders, implementers and believers in the lean philosophy to share their successes and struggles in hopes that they will help others in their lean journey.

The show focuses on the fact that lean is a mindset and a culture, not a set of process improvement tools, and shows how this approach can make your city, state and country an even stronger and more successful, stable place one organization at a time and one person at a time.

The “Lean” philosophy refers to engaging and involving all levels of employees in development of ideas to provide value to customers by aiming for high quality, low cost and short lead time. A specific kind of leadership style is seen in successful lean organizations which includes rewarding experimentation and developing people into problem solvers.

10:00 AM every Friday
Replay: 4:00 PM, 10:00 PM, 4:00 AM