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Lean Certification

About the Lean Certification Alliance

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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.


About the Lean Certification Program Endorsers


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