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Canadian Society for Quality Becomes Lean Certification Alliance Endorser Partner

The Lean Certification Alliance, a partnership of three leading nonprofit organizations (Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), the Shingo Institute, and SME), has announced that the Canadian Society for Quality (CSQ), a non-profit, membership-based organization that promotes quality improvement and business excellence principles, has become an Endorser Partner of the Lean Certification Alliance.

Endorsers support the Lean Certification Program and the Alliance’s mission of setting the standard for operational excellence and improving the workforce. Endorsers also enhance the Alliance’s abilities to reach new markets and cultivate a strong community of continuous improvement practitioners.

“The Alliance’s mission aligns well to CSQ’s, and we look forward to working together to build operational excellence and an improved workforce,” said Madhav Sinha, president of the Canadian Society for Quality. “We’re proud that CSQ is the first organisation in Canada to become an Endorser Partner of the Lean Certificate Alliance.”

The Lean Certification Alliance draws on experience and proven practices to provide continuous improvement practitioners in-depth access to the latest lean and continuous improvement thinking and best practices. The Alliance created and maintains the Lean Certification program and offers high-quality training, education and other relevant resources to facilitate the continuous improvement journey.

“We’re pleased to welcome the CSQ organization as the first international endorser of the Lean Certification Alliance,” said Jeannine Kunz, vice president of Tooling U-SME, the workforce training and development division of SME. “We’re delighted to join them in setting the standard for operational excellence and improving the workforce.”

 

About the Canadian Society for Quality

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, CSQ is Canada’s non-profit, membership-based organization that promotes quality improvement and business excellence principles. Its goal is to build a competitive infrastructure based on knowledge ecology and a culture of social responsiveness in communities for the betterment of human lives. Learn more at: CanadianSocietyforQuality.

About the Lean Certification Alliance

The Lean Certification Alliance is a partnership among three non-profit partners that sets the standard for operational excellence and an improved workforce. The partners — the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), the Shingo Institute, and SME — draw on their collective experience, and the proven practices of thousands of individuals, to provide continuous improvement practitioners in-depth access to the latest lean and continuous improvement thinking and best practices .The Alliance created and maintains the Lean Certification program and offers high-quality training, education and other relevant resources to facilitate the continuous improvement journey. The Alliance also supports collaboration and partnerships to create a community of practitioners who inspire one another as they strive for operational excellence. The Alliance helps create a confident workforce that is prepared to deliver results when they leverage real-world, leading-edge ideas and skills. Through its strong community and non-profit status, the Alliance is uniquely positioned to develop the tools, training, and programs that will benefit tomorrow’s lean and continuous improvement practitioners.