October News from the Iowa Lean Consortium
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Register NOW for 5S - Going Below the Surface
Roundtable Workshop 

5S is simple ... but it's certainly not easy. This workshop will explore the not-so-obvious underpinnings necessary for successful sustained 5S, from pre-planning through each of the five components.
Facilitator Rick Brimeyer will lead participants through a series of structured small-group discussions designed for self-discovery and sharing of best practices.

Because the majority of truly critical 5S issues involve culture and not tools, this workshop is intended for organizational leaders and experienced Lean practitioners. Both attending together is considered ideal.

Date: Friday, November 22
Location: Hy-Vee Convention Center, Des Moines. Hosted by Hy-Vee Construction
Time: 9am-12pm
Cost: ILC Members - FREE  Non-Members- $250


2014 Event Calendar is Taking Shape
The ILC Event Planning Team is working diligently to prepare the 2014 ILC Event and Training Calendar!   Considering  your input from a recent member survey, results from 2013 event surveys and offers from speakers,  2014 is going to be an exciting year of high impact events!   Make sure you renew your membership in 2013 for the 2014 year so you do not miss the opportunity to register for the upcoming events. 

Watch your email in November for a letter from Treasurer Dick See explaining how to renew.  

Still not a member of the ILC but would like to join in 2014?  Email Tracy at and she will provide information on how you/your organization can join and take advantage of the great membership benefits the ILC has to offer.

Did you know anyone can provide Lean Jobs for posting on the ILC Website?  ONLY members can access the job listings. Have a Lean job to post?  Contact Tracy at with the details.   Members can view job postings in the Members' Only Area of the Website.  

Note, if you are an individual member or an employee of an organizational member and have not yet registered for the Members Only Area you can do so by going to and looking for the Members' Only button in the upper right hand corner.  Click the button and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see ""Register Here for the Members' Only Area".  Click the register here button, complete the information and we will grant you access within 1 business day.  Just another great benefit of being an ILC Member!

Welcome New Members!

Organizational Members:
  • Hills Bank and Trust Co.
Individual Members:
  • Margy Dayton
  • Kimberlee Haskins
  • Tammy Peterson
  • Laura Reeder
  • Nikki Mills
Dennis Pascal Amazon Page

Upcoming Events

October 30
ILC Fall Conference
Keynote Speaker: Jamie Flinchbaugh from the Lean Learning Center
Location: Iowa City


November 22
5S-Going Below the Surface
Location: Des Moines
Registration Now Open

Calendar of 
Shared Events
Members,remember to check out the Calendar of Shared Events 
in the Members' Only Area where other ILC Members open in-house trainings to other ILC Members.  Have a training to share?  Contact Tracy
October 31
Sponsor Fundamentals
Offered by Pella Corp
One seat left
November 12
Value Stream Mapping
Offered by HNI-Muscatine

 ILC Board Elections
We received nominations to fill the three open seats on the ILC Board.  If you are the organizational contact or an individual member you should have received electronic ballot earlier this week.  Voting will be open until Friday, October 25. The board election results will be announced at the Fall Conference on October 30 in Iowa City.

NEW!  ILC Call for Presenters Online Form

The ILC is always looking for presenters to partner with us to bring quality events to the ILC Membership.  Would you like to be considered as a presenter for an upcoming event?  

CLICK HERE to complete our NEW Call for Presenters From and you will be added to our database.

 ILC membership offers a tremendous value by connecting you to companies, organizations and individuals using Lean to improve performance.  Membership provides free access to ILC events and more.  Whether you are just starting your Lean journey or have considerable Lean experience, you will find valuable learning opportunities that help you move forward in your journey.  Learn more now.
Siouxland Lean Consortium Call for Presenters
The Siouxland Lean Consortium is seeking two presenters for their "101 (Beginning) Track" for their Regional Lean Conference on January 15, 2014. 
 If you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to speak at a local/regional level and has a story to share, they would love to hear from you!  You can find more information on the Conference at

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ILC Sponsored Event.
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