Improving processes 

 and quality 

Global competitiveness requires continuous improvement.

Continuous Improvement

Iowa’s Community Colleges provide a variety of training and implementation services in lean manufacturing and lean office tools.

CIRAS provides services in Lean, Theory of Constraints, Food Safety, and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.



The Iowa Quality Center provides services and training in performance excellence including ISO 9001 and Baldridge National Quality Award.

CIRAS provides services and training in food/feed safety and quality, including the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


Professional Associations and Organizations

Iowa Lean Consortium

APICS Supply Chain Management:

Cedar Valley, Central Iowa, Quad Cities, Southeast Iowa, Top of Iowa

American Society for Quality:

Central Iowa, Hiawatha