Siouxland Lean Consortium


June 2, 2017

We again had a great annual conference, weather was definitely better than on our originally planned date back in Jan!  A big thank you to our keynote and session speakers for making this a great conference.

April 14, 2017

We nearly filled the roster for this meeting at Poet, and they delivered.  Poet presented their company background, shared some thoughts on continuous improvement and hosted a tour.  The meeting closed out with some great conversation that had to be interrupted to end...

December 23, 2016

Link Manufacturing in Sioux Center, IA hosted their first SLC monthly meeting.  Over 40 people attended and were treated to a short presentation of the company and then a tour of the manufacturing facility.  The tour covered multiple topics such as: Simple Kaizen, SMED...

October 27, 2016

Demco Manufacturing hosted our October joint meeting with the South Dakota Lean group.  We had great attendance with 56 attending, some attendees traveling almost 2 hours to attend!  Meeting topic was Simplify + Lean Vision + BHAG = 100% Delivery.  

August 10, 2016

A first time meeting host!  After a company overview presentation the group divided up to see more detail in 3 areas: a Prefab Lean Tour, Engineering Office Lean Journey, and a Virtual Reality 3D Walkthrough.  Thanks for hosting Interstates!

June 15, 2016

Mercy gave an overview of their lean Journey to date and then focused on Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI). Attendees attended one of 3 types of huddles occurring at the hospital.

April 11, 2016

Thanks to the team at Polaris Industries in Vermillion, SD for hosting our April joint meeting with the South Dakota Lean Group.  Over 60 attended to hear more about the lean journey of Polaris!


February 11, 2016

The conference was a great success, 127 people attended this year. 

December 4, 2015

Thank You to the Quatro and Pizza Ranch teams for hosting the Dec meeting.  





October 4, 2015


Great turnout at the recent Demco meeting in October.  They showed results of the Global Kaizen Events they held last year.

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