December 2015

Happy Holidays from the Michigan Lean Consortium!

We hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday season and we hope to see you at our events in 2016.

We had a wonderful last event of 2015 at Automation Alley and networking party at Clubhouse BFD! Check out so
me photos:
Cindy Seaver speaking

Mark Krebs speaking

Dan Vermeesch and Chris Schmidt speaking

Two of our awesome Events Committee members, Dave Kippen and Vera Szram-Senyk!



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Upcoming Events

Save the Date:
Special Thank you to Spectrum Health for Sponsoring the 2016 MLC Health Care Symposium!

2016 MLC Health Care Symposium, Lean and High Reliability, will be held on May 
2016 at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids.

We have chosen a theme for the 2016 Annual Conference: Lean 3.0: The Next Frontier!

We will be asking for breakout session speakers soon. Please consider applying to speak at the conference based around this topic.

If you're not a member, don't forget most events are cheaper if you join and pay as a member! Share this with your colleagues who might be interesting in the MLC!

If you have an idea for an event or would like to host an event, please email our Event Committee Leader Dave Kippen at Thank you!

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The Leaning Edge

The Leaning Edge Radio Show, led by MLC Co-Founder Debra Levantrosser, airs every Friday and Saturday on the Michigan 
Business Network. 

Tune in on Fridays at 11 am, 5 pm, 11 pm and Saturdays/Sundays at 5 am, 8 am, 1 pm, 6 pm, 11 pm. You can also listen to and download past episodes on the website. If you are interested in being a guest on the show email Debra at

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