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The Very Best Lean Supply Chain Training

Lean Strategies are driving the operations and supply chains of a growing number of companies large and small. The advantages of Lean have been proven in hundreds of organizations, across every area of the supply chain.

Our Certified Lean MastersTM (CLM) training programs provide the highest quality most in-depth and hands-on Lean Supply Chain training available today.

Certified Lean Masters are "change agents” that deliver results in meeting business objectives, and contribute significant improvement to an organization’s bottom line.

They benefit both their companies and their careers, and build an outstanding platform for organizational and personal development.

“Don’t miss this course. The CLM training is excellent,
and the business results real and measurable. We have already realized significant improvements in our operations in just a few short months.”

Jodi Lynn Walsh
Lexmark International


How You Will Benefit from the Lean Masters Program

Outstanding Lean education and materials

Unique, multi-session training enables you to put your knowledge to work right
away, with interactive feedback

Highly experienced instructors
Valuable Lean Masters Certification (CLM) when you pass the exam will enhance
your career and earnings potential
Employees receiving Lean training will drive achievement of the Lean Supply Chain in your company

How the Program Works

The Certified Lean Masters program is delivered in three, three-day sessions, four weeks apart. Between sessions, participants put into practice what they have learned to a specific lean project or initiative.

In addition to detailed education on Lean concepts, principles and practice, training sessions also provide hands-on coaching and support for these actual projects.

Participants improve one value stream at their organization, create quantifiable improvements, and begin seeing immediate results.

A certification exam and the opportunity for participants to earn personal recognition as a Certified Lean Master.

For more detailed information, download the course brochure here: Certified Lean Master Program.

High Level Course Outline

Session A

Discussions include the 5 principles of Lean, value streams, the 7 types of waste, supply chain flows, building a business case, organizing for success, and value stream mapping. Participants leave with an initial project plan and a 30-day plan of attack.

Session B

Participants return and present their current state value stream. Discussions include kanban, the 5S systems, Six Sigma, point of use, high flexibility scheduling, changeover reduction, kaizen collaboration, and other topics related to creating flow and leveraging pull. Participants leave with an updated project plan and a new 30-day plan of attack.
Session C
Participants return and present their progress in creating flow and leveraging pull. Discussions include mass customization, total landed cost, new product development, supply chain audits, and other topics related to Lean supply chains. Participants take the CLM exam and leave with an updated project plan and a new 30-day plan of attack.

Participants will have telephone and email support bewteen sessions to discuss progress and alternatives for meeting the milestones in their project plan.

Additional Information

Registration Fees
Current Course Schedule/On-Line Registration
CLM Overview Brochure
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About the CLM Certification Program

CLM Program Providers

Registration Fees

10% discount for teams of 4 or more
If you have 6 or more people, please contact us for scheduling a special event to educate your team where and when you want!


The preferred method of registration is using our secure, on-line process (powered by Verisign), which requires payment by any major credit card (see class schedule below).

You will first be taken to the Certified Lean Masters registration page for your chosen session, and then to the Verisign/Payflow site to complete the transaction (including receipt).

If you require other payment methods (such as paying by check or an invoice), register in the same way, but follow the directions on the registration confirmation page for other fee arrangements. that can be arranged by emailing us at or calling 866-324-5637 Ext. 4 .

Schedule and On-Line Registration

Sessions beginning in 2007 are being offered in the Boulder, CO and Chicago, IL areas (venues vary). In 2008, an expanded roster of locations will be available.

All sessions run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and include breakfast and lunch.

If you are coming from outside the local area, and would like hotel information, email us at

Event ID
Boulder, CO Session A Sep 5-7, 2007 CLM51 Register Now  
Location: Spectra Logic Corporation Headquarters
Session B Oct 10-12, 2007    
  Session C Nov 14-16, 2007    
Hoffman Estates, IL Session A Sep 10-12, 2007 CLM52 Register Now  
Location: Northern Illinois University - Hoffman Estates Session B Oct 15-17, 2007      
  Session C Nov 19-21, 2007      
Denver, CO Session A Oct 3-5, 2007 CLM53 Register Now  
Location: Vista Ridge Conference Center Session B Nov 7-9, 2007      
  Session C Dec 12-14, 2007      
Naperville, IL Session A Oct 8-10, 2007 CLM54 Register Now  
Location: Northern Illinois University - Naperville Session B Nov 12-14, 2007      
  Session C Dec 17-19, 2007      
Denver, CO Session A Dec 5-7, 2007 CLM55 Register Now  
Location: Vista Ridge Conference Center Session B Jan 9-11, 2008      
  Session C Feb 13-15, 2008      
Hoffman Estates, IL Session A Dec 10-12, 2007 CLM56 Register Now  
Location: Northern Illinois University - Hoffman Estates Session B Jan 14-16, 2008      
  Session C Feb 18-20, 2008      

About the CLM Certification Program

The CLM Exam and Certification has been developed in conjunction with The International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA). ISCEA is the developer of the internationally recognized programs of Certified Supply Chain Manager, (CSCM), Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), Certified Lean Master (CLM), and Certified RFID Master (RFIDSCM).


Each Certified Lean Masters class is led by two highly experienced Lean instructors, with deep, hands-on experience in Lean strategies, tools, and application.

The course curriculum and interactive approach was developed by Mike Loughrin, CEO of Transformance Advisors Inc. Mr. Loughrin has helped numerous companies in the transformation to world class performance levels through Lean strategies. Mr. Loughrin is also the Director of Lean Six Sigma Programs for ISCEA and Chief Operations Officer for APICS Northern Colorado.

Mike Loughrin
CLM Program Leader

CLM Program Providers

Transformance Advisors (TA) helps organizations craft and execute strategies for reaching world class levels of performance and helps executives responsible for supply chain transformations and conduct seminars on topics such as Lean Enterprises, Demand Management, World-Class Supply Chains, Going Physical Free, and Project Management.

TA maintains the educational and certification materials for ISCEA’s Certified Lean Master (CLM) program and conducts educational workshops for the Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM), Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), and Certified Lean Master (CLM) programs.




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866-324-5637 Ext. 4


We have 6, three-part Certified Lean Master sessions scheduled for the remainder of 2007, giving you many options to meet your timing and schedule.

Additional course dates and venues for 2008 will be announced shorty.

You'll find the schedule and on-line registration here.

10% discount for teams of 4 or more
On-Site Learning

If you have 6 or more people, please contact us for scheduling a special event to educate your team where and when you want!

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