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LEAN and Productivity
LEAN Consortia

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LEAN manufacturing Consortia help accelerate productivity improvements by taking advantage of the knowledge and expertise that already resides within manufacturing companies.

Aimed at companies committed to LEAN manufacturing and willing to share successes as well as challenges, Consortia are formal groups of ten to twelve companies, with a goal to achieve step changes in business performance.

For more information, to join, or start your own Consortium contact: Carrie Schroeder, LEAN Coordinator at 204-949-1454 or

Manitoba Consortium for Manufacturing Excellence (MCME)
Success Through Global Competitiveness

Vision | World’s Best Consortium of committed organizations maximizing each other’s success.
Mission | To achieve a continuous improvement culture, through sharing and learning while demonstrating leadership across Manitoba


Manitoba Consortium for Operational Excellence (MCOE)
Member to Member Sharing of Best Practices

Vision | Diverse Organizations committed to working together to win against the world’s best.
Mission | Driving a Continuous Improvement Culture to maximize member’s results through networking and sharing of resources and expertise.


Manitoba Consortium for Sustainable Improvement (MCSI)
Sharing Continuous Improvement Methods to Become Industry Leaders

Vision | A team of innovative manufacturers sharing continuous improvement methods to become industry leaders and suppliers of choice.
Mission | Capitalize on team strengths to maximize individual members performance.


Southern Manitoba LEAN Consortium (SMLC)
Accelerating our Continuous Improvement Journey

Vision | Southern Manitoba Lean Consortium will be a regional community of world class businesses with a culture of continuous improvement committed to long term profitable growth.
Mission | Use collaboration, accountability and sharing of lean culture and tools to accelerate our continuous improvement journeys, where we are each responsible to improve quality, service, cost and employee engagement within our respective companies.


Westman LEAN Consortium (WLC)

Vision | Westman Lean Consortium will be the go to place of leading edge organizations that embrace a culture of continuous improvement.
Mission | We “go and see”, we challenge each other’s status quo and we support each other in our learning and growth journey.

The WLC is the newest CME supported Consortium group, centered in the Westman region.  This group is currently accepting new members, those interested should contact Lee-Anne Carter at 204.949.1454 or


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