Siouxland Lean Consortium


February 27, 2020

A big thanks to Dan and Sara at Foundation Livestock Services for hosting our meeting yesterday.  Susan Pejstrup,, joining us all the way from Denmark gets the honor for being our 1st international speaker!  She shared a presentation on lean farming, and...

November 22, 2019

Several SLC members and companies partnered with Dordt University and Northwest Iowa Manufactures to host 70 high school students for our second lean competition event today.  

 We use a Lean Car Factory Simulation Kit purchased from, these kits are...

July 25, 2019

What a great day!  Jess Orr, Mack & Ria Story, and all of our breakout presenters did a wonderful job sharing their material.   Theme of the day was respect for people!

March 12, 2019

Siouxland Lean Consortium along with Dordt College and Northwest Iowa Manufactures hosted a lean competition for high school students.  The SLC used a Lean Car Factory Simulation Kit purchased from, these kits are owned by the SLC and are available for m...

September 27, 2018

 Around 60 members attended the meeting at Pella. After introductions, Pella reviewed their lean journey, followed by a plant tour, then topic discussion on; Kaizen prep and sustainment, Cognitive Loading, and Team Member suggestions and ending with some Q&A.  Thank yo...

April 26, 2018

Thanks for all who attended our conference this year, it was a great day!  

April 19, 2018

Yep, we are, you can find us at, please check our our page and like, follow and share if we've earned it.

March 2, 2018

This was the first of its kind of event organized by the Siouxland Lean Consortium and we are calling it a great success!  Feedback from attendees has been great, and meeting Tracey and Ernie was a pleasure.  We wish all attendees success in implementing their specific...

January 31, 2018

Our first SLC lean coffee is in the books, our topic was problem solving.  We had a little over a dozen members join us at Northwestern in Orange City.  Civco will host our next Lean Coffee and we'll post details on that event as they firm up.

December 14, 2017

Dale Z. and the team did a great job hosting the meeting at Dordt.  They discussed how lean is incorporated into classroom training as well as utilized to improve administration process.  The SLC also announced that Dordt College will be our host for the 2018 Conferenc...

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