Fluent Manufacturing Consortium


The Fluent Manufacturing Consortium is a group of manufacturing firms located on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland & Labrador. Its membership is focused on making continuous improvements through Lean manufacturing.

Facilitated by the CME NL, Fluent members meet at a peer-to-peer level to learn best practices and leverage learning.

Why Join the Fluent Manufacturing Consortium?

Manufacturers have used Lean to reduce operational complexity and improve productivity. It provides a foundation for operational excellence and boosts organizational performance through a focus on value-adding activities.

The Fluent Manufacturing Consortium explores opportunities to implement Lean practices and processes through group training and consulting to improve productivity, profitability, and team morale, by streamlining processes within their organizations.

Who Can Benefit?

Any organization that is interested in integrating Lean thinking to improve productivity, profitability, team morale, and simplicity.


Fluent Manufacturing Consortium members benefit from group training and consulting in the following areas:

  • Introduction to Lean
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • 5S & Visual Factory
  • Pull Systems
  • Team Building
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Plant Layout for Flow
  • Set-up Reduction…and other Lean topics.


The Fluent Consortium meets every six weeks; the cost is $1000+ HST/year.


Participation in the Fluent Manufacturing Consortium is an opportunity exclusive to CME members.


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