Did You Know? Iowa is Working Toward Having a Lean Community

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That’s right, a group of MBI members have begun working with the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) to develop Iowa’s only Lean Community of Practice (CoP).  A Local CoP allows for peer interaction to discover ways to reduce waste and add value to projects through sharing best practices, networking, and exploring the ramifications for their own organization as well as the industry as a whole.  Currently, there are 31 CoP’s around the country, with the only ones in the Midwest in Chicago, Kansas City, and Minneapolis… Iowa may be joining this list soon!

Lean Construction Institute (LCI) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1997. The Institute operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices.

LCI Vision:     

Transform the Built Environment through Lean Implementation


Increase stakeholder satisfaction and project delivery value


DEMAND — Create demand for Lean
KNOWLEDGE — Develop and deliver standard building blocks for Lean
VALUE — Establish standard metrics for Value and Satisfaction
CAPACITY — Create your capacity for learning and sharing better practices

For more information on the strategies that LCI will use to reach that goal, please click here. To see what you can do to get involved with Iowa’s LCI Lean Community of Practice, please contact Jeff Scandrett at Jeff.Scandrett@hy-veeconstruction.com.

CLICK HERE for information about MBI’s upcoming Lean Construction Education Program that begins May 3, 2018 in West Des Moines.