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Lean Groups

Lean Groups & Professional Associations

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Whether your business or organization is at the beginning of its Lean journey, mid-Transformation or in continuous improvement mode, the Lean community offers support, discussion and resources to help you achieve your Lean goals.

H4M recommends the following professional groups & associations:

Association for Operations Management (APICS)

The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics.


Institute of Industrial Engineers(IIE)

IIE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity.


Society of Manufacturing Engineers(SME)

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually.


Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OPSE)

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)...advance(s) the professional and economic interests of our members by advocating with governments, offering valued member services, and providing opportunities for ongoing professional development.


Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is the licensing and regulating body for engineering in the province. It fulfills the same role for engineers as the College of Physicians and Surgeons for doctors or the Law Society of Upper Canada for lawyers.


Project Management Institute(PMI)

PMI is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than half a million members and credential holders in more than 185 countries.


Lean Business System

This LinkedIn professional group is dedicated to Lean information-sharing and discussions on Lean-related issues such as operations, culture, behaviour and more.