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SME, AME, Shingo Prize join to set lean certification standard

Control Engineering :

At least the certification won’t be like an APICS certification where you just have to take a test and you’re certified.

“Three key aspects of the certification process will include: mentoring by and of certification candidates; a portfolio to show how Lean principles were applied in their organization, as well as documenting results achieved and lessons learned; and an examination that assesses knowledge of Lean principles.”

Is there a role for a formal, standardized certification process for lean manufacturing professionals? Click “comments” below if you would like to add your opinion to the discussion.

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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