Introducing the Michigan Lean Consortium Consulting

This article is written by two IOE student guest writers, Bassel Salka and Minjun Zhao.

Lean is coming to Michigan! Michigan Lean Consortium Consulting (MLC Consulting) kicked off the Winter semester with an interactive Lean workshop on Monday, January 28th. About 25 students across a diverse range of engineering disciplines converged in the Crofoot Room of the Michigan Union to listen to a presentation by Tauber Institute Director Raymond Muscat, participate in an interactive exercise with Michigan Lean Consortium founder Debra Levantrosser, and hear about the exciting opportunities available through MLC Consulting.

MLC Consulting is a new student organization founded by IOE Master’s student Minjun Zhao and IOE Junior Bassel Salka. Their vision for this organization is to spread Lean minded thinking across the University of Michigan campus through interactive workshops, enthusiastic speakers, and most importantly, consulting projects with local businesses.

“We believe the best way for students to master Lean principles is with first-hand experience” Salka states, “for that reason, we have started projects to improve local businesses as well as grow our community of experienced Lean minded students.”

IOE Lecturer Debra Levantrosser is the Faculty Advisor for the organization so please reach out to her or the leaders for more information.