the consortium OUR STORY


 

Our Consortiums develop the World’s Best Continuous Improve Organizations.

CONSORTIUM MEMBERS BETTERING THEMSELVES
BY LEARNING, THINKING, APPLYING AND SHARING

 

Our member organizations have a life long commitment to continuous improvement and provide the support for their people to apply what they learn from benchmarking, collaboration and exchange events.  We work hard to create cross-organizational improvement teams and develop relationships that result in the acceleration and sustainment of our member’s CI journeys.  We work hard to develop the thinking to help members evolving their thinking to continue to be the best.

 

Why a CI Consortium is the Smartest choice to develop the World’s Best Continuous Improvement Organization.

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A CI Consortium is a team of organizations that work together to help each other improve to become the world’s best.

 

 

OUR HISTORY

We were the first and continue to push ourselves to develop the best CI Consortiums for our members. 

The journey begins with the High Performance Manufacturing Consortium (HPM)
The Thinking and Focus
– the 6 Characteristics of World Class

 

1993

The Thinking Evolves – The Principles of Learning thinking become the focus for training and CI initiatives

 

1997

HPM is recognized for its accomplishments
by Sloan Management Review

 

1998

The Alliance for Enterprise Excellence (AFEE) is launched

 

Benchmarking is accelerated with member shared Lean Diagnostics and Metrics

 

2002

The consortium pioneers
Lean Thinking for the Office and Supply Chain

2004

Front Line Leaders Training
is launched to support the development of CI leaders

2007

The Thinking evolves to include the entire extended
CI Enterprise and is supported by the Learning Organization Diagnostic

2008

St. Mary’s General Hospital joins the AfEE Consortium as the first healthcare consortium member

 

 The first Sustainability focused Consortium is launched

 

2011

The Continuous Improvement Alliance (CIA) is launched – the first Healthcare and Service organization focused consortium

2012

The Cambridge Capacity Consortium (CCC) is launched – the first not-for-profit organization focused consortium

2014

The Waterloo Wellington Impact Consortium (WWIC) is launched – continuing to develop the world’s best not-for-profit CI Organizations.

 

Organizational Systems Thinking is launched and accelerates the thinking of our members

 

 

2015
 
20000 PEOPLE

20,000 PEOPLE

Learn – Learning opportunities for success in Continuous Improvement

 

 

2500 EVENTS

2,500 EVENTS

Share – Benchmarking, Leveraging and Collaboration – Exchanges, Special Interest Group, Share Showcase, Benchmarking Tours, Best Practice Mission, Leader Exchanges / Board Meetings

 

 

1000 ORGANIZATIONS

1,000 ORGANIZATIONS

Improve – Exchange knowledge and resources to accelerate their journey

 

 

20 CONSORTIUMS WORLDWIDE

20 CONSORTIUMS WORLDWIDE

Our CI Consortium model has influenced the development of Consortiums and partnerships across Canada, United States and Australia