This Lean program is the benchmark for achievements and personal growth in Lean.
Designed by three organizations – the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence – this alliance has established the standard for continuous improvement and Lean practices.
In 2010, the American Society for Quality (ASQ) joined this collaborative alliance, which truly aligns these leading organizations to a single standard for Lean certification, providing manufacturers and their supply chains with a roadmap for workforce development.
Individual Benefits: Why begin the Lean journey?
- Develop career planning milestones
- Gain a portable, career credential
- Share and gain Lean knowledge through mentoring others
- Align to the Lean knowledge and competency standard
- Attain abilities recognized across the industry
- Develop a portfolio of your experience
Company Benefits: Why have employees begin the Lean journey?
- With an established Lean standard, companies enjoy a clear understanding of the capability of their resources.
- Provides the opportunity for significant training and development.
- Mentoring is a fundamental part of the Lean program, helping to mold new Lean experts
- Standardize Lean practices within organizations, regardless of size or industry
KNOWLEDGE + EXPERIENCE = LEAN STRENGTH
Everyone beginning the Lean journey starts by earning the Lean Bronze Certification (LBC). All certification candidates must complete the requirements of each level before progressing to the next certification level. This progression model shows how higher levels build upon the development acquired during previous levels.