Consortia of Lean Consortiums

A follow-up to the Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference that was held in Baltimore on November 14th and 15th was the first meeting of the Consortia of Lean Consortiums. A total of nine Executive Directors from various parts of the country, met to share best practices. Each Executive Director gave a presentation on the history and scope of activities of their respective organizations.


The attendees included:

•    AME Chicagoland Consortium – Brian McKibben
•    AME Consortia – Ryan Mecham
•    FIT – Federal Improvement Team – Paul Klink
•    Georgia MEP – Tim Israel
•    Iowa Lean Consortium – Teresa Hay McMahon
•    Michigan Lean Consortium – Debra Levantrosser
•    MWCC – Maryland World Class Consortium – Jeff Fuchs
•    New England Lean Consortium – Joe Rizzo
•    South Caroline MEP – Ed Young






A quote from Jeff Fuchs, Executive Director of the MWCC, Maryland World Class Consortium:


“The Lean Consortia meeting was, hands down, the highlight of my week.  I know the agenda did not work as planned, but the information everyone presented was incredibly powerful.  I was blown away by the diversity, creativity, and enthusiasm of all the consortia and their representatives.  Yes, we absolutely must continue!  After the dust settles on this year, I will poll everyone to see how we want to proceed together: annual/bi-annual, location/host, format.  There is still so much more to learn from each other and so much more progress we can all make!”

Yes, this was very powerful meeting. There was a lot of extremely valuable information presented. I am hoping this is the first of an annual meeting of the Consortia of Lean Consortiums. All Lean Consortiums and their members will benefit from the sharing of these best practices.

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