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Organizations Serving Lean Practitioners

  • American Society for Quality’s Lean Enterprise Division Exit EPA Disclaimer
    ASQ is a nonprofit organization. Their Lean Enterprise Division promotes Lean Enterprise principles and practices, provide training in the areas of Lean Enterprise and to be a source of Advanced Manufacturing information to ASQ members and others.
  • Association for Manufacturing Excellence Exit EPA Disclaimer
    A not-for-profit organization founded in 1985 comprised of 6,000 executives, senior and middle managers working to improve their personal performance and the competitiveness of their organizations.
  • Green Suppliers Network
    A collaborative venture among industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), a leading provider of technical assistance to manufacturers.
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers Exit EPA Disclaimer
    Founded in 1948, the premier society dedicated to serving the professional needs of industrial engineers and all individuals involved in improving quality and productivity.
  • Lean Enterprise Institute Exit EPA Disclaimer
    A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded by James P. Womack, Ph.D, in August 1997 to promote a set of ideas commonly known as "lean thinking".
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology-Manufacturing Extension Partnership Exit EPA Disclaimer
    A nationwide network of not-for-profit centers in over 400 locations nationwide, whose primary purpose is to provide small and medium sized manufacturers with the help they need to succeed.
  • Northwest Lean Manufacturing Network Exit EPA Disclaimer
    Formed in October of 1997, the Northwest Lean Manufacturing Network (NWLEAN) assists companies implement lean production systems.
  • Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Exit EPA Disclaimer
    Promotes world-class manufacturing and recognizes companies that achieve superior customer satisfaction and business results.
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Exit EPA Disclaimer
    Through its member programs, publications, expositions, and professional development resources, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies.

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