Ontario Lean Consortia


Becoming an active member in the Ontario Lean Consortia will help your business accelerate productivity improvements by taking advantage of the knowledge and expertise that exists with other members.

Aimed at companies committed to Lean thinking that are willing to share successes, as well as challenges, consortiums are formal groups that cooperate with each other to achieve and sustain continuous improvements in business performance.

Why join a lean Consortium?

Lean is often likened to a total fitness program for your business. Keeping your business healthy requires an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement. Sometimes organizations need encouragement to “stay the course,” outside eyes to identify opportunities, and assistance to find solutions. Lean consortia can provide all of that and more.

Benefits of Becoming a Consortium Member

  • Get connected with and build a supportive sharing network with other consortium members
  • Expert guidance from Lean Facilitators
  • Benchmarking through Lean Assessments, done by CME Lean Facilitators
  • Strategic planning and road mapping your business with Lean experts, plus added insight from non-competing industry peers
  • Shared Kaizen events and other inter-company improvement activities
  • Complimentary Lean 101 workshops
  • Develop and refine problem-solving skills and confidence at monthly consortium meetings
  • Best practice Plant Tours
  • Consortia Peer Accountability
  • Latest industry updates in advanced manufacturing technology
  • Commitment to improvement/transformation ideologies fosters strong workplace culture and buy-in among employees
  • Reduced facilitation rates

Who can benefit?

Any company committed to Lean thinking and interested in boosting their productivity.


To learn more about participating, please contact Nathalia Maia via email or fill out the form below.