The Lean Certification Alliance (LCA), a partnership of three leading nonprofit organizations — the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME; Rolling Meadows, IL), the Shingo Institute (Logan, UT), and SME (Southfield, MI) — announced that the Canadian Society for Quality (CSQ; Winnipeg, Manitoba), a nonprofit, membership-based organization that promotes quality improvement and business excellence principles, is now an Endorser Partner of the Lean Certification Alliance.
Endorsers support the Lean Certification Program and the group’s mission of setting the standard for operational excellence and improving the workforce. Endorsers also enhance the LCA’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 organization 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 LCA 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.”