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Certified Lean Implementer (CLI)

About Lean Implementer Certification

The GSDC Certified Lean Implementer (CLI) certification is a valuable qualification for professionals in today's fast-paced world.

With technology advancing rapidly, organizations are focused on streamlining processes and improving efficiency.

Lean Implementer certification empowers individuals to become experts in lean implementation, helping them identify and eliminate waste while driving continuous improvement.

The Lean Implementer certification provides practical knowledge and real-world applications, giving professionals the tools they need to make a real impact in their organizations.

By obtaining this certification, individuals gain a competitive edge in the job market, as the demand for lean implementers continues to grow.

Whether you're an experienced professional or a recent graduate, the GSDC Certified Lean Implementer certification opens doors to new opportunities and ensures you stay ahead in today's business landscape.

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Objectives of Certified Lean Implementer

  1. Develop expertise in lean implementation techniques
  2. Identify and eliminate wasteful practices efficiently
  3. Drive continuous improvement in organizational processes
  4. Gain practical knowledge and real-world application skills.
  5. Stand out in the competitive job market
  6. Open doors to new career opportunities
  7. Stay ahead in today's dynamic business landscape.

Target Audience of Lean Implementer certification

Lean Project Team Members

Change Agents

Change manager

Quality management professionals

Quality manager


Benefits of lean certification

Positions professionals as leaders in lean implementation

Enables organizations to achieve cost savings.

Facilitates a culture of continuous improvement.

Enhances problem-solving and critical thinking abilities.

Fosters innovation and process innovation initiatives.

Equips professionals with data-driven decision-making skills.

Drives sustainable and long-term organizational success.


Pre-requisites of Certified Lean Implementer

There are no prerequisites as such for Certified Lean Implementer certification.



There will be a multiple-choice exam of 40 marks.
You need to acquire 26+ marks to clear the exam.
If you fail, you can retake the exam after one day.
In case a Participant does not score a passing percentage then they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.


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EXAM SYLLABUS of Lean Implementer certification

  • 1.Lean Principles:
    • Lean Principles
    • Lean Thinking Deployment
    • Waste Identification and Elimination
    • Selection of Product Families and Value Streams
    • Organising Operations to meet the Customer Demand Rate
    • Use of Buffer and Safety Resources or Stock
    • Finish Goods Supermarket Strategy
    • Organizing the Workspace for Better Productivity (5S)
    • The Relationship between Quality and Turnaround Time
    • The Lean Quality Approach
    • Making Processes Flow
    • Implementing Continuous Flow
    • Balancing Work and Work Area Re-Design
    • Maximising Use of Equipment Results in Overproduction
    • The Benefits of Pull Versus Push System
    • FIFO Processing
    • Fixed Length Pipes
    • Surfacing Issues
    • Reducing Setup Times
    • Interruptions
    • Signaling Systems
    • Immediate Feedback
    • Planned Flexing
    • Setup Time Reduction
    • Why Level Demand
    • How to Level the Mix and Supply Intake
    • Establishing an Interval (EPEI)
    • The Use of Visual Management and Why Use Immediate Feedback
    • Organising for Rapid Projects
  • 2.Lean Tools:
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • CEDAC - Cause and Effect Diagram with Action Cards
    • Standard Work
    • Spaghetti Diagrams
    • Work cells design
    • Lean resourcing
    • Mistake proofing
    • 5S
    • Visual management
    • TPM - Total Productive Maintenance
    • SMED - Single Minute Exchange of Dies
  • 3.Practical Value Stream Mapping:
    • Introduction to Organisational Value, Waste, Value adding and non-value adding activities
    • Application of Value Stream Mapping in Waste Identification and Lean Implementation
    • Overview of Value Stream Mapping Principles and Methodology
    • Mapping tools and symbols
    • Value stream mapping - Current State
    • Hands-on Mapping Session
    • Analysing the Current State
    • Value Stream Mapping - Future State
    • Hands-on Mapping Session
    • Achieving the Future State
    • Using Value Stream Maps to Identify Lean Improvement Projects
    • Prioritising and Selecting Lean Projects
    • Developing a Lean Roadmap
  • 4.Change Management:
    • Facilitating change
    • Change Management toolkit
    • Six Sigma - complementing Lean
    • Lean Action Workout
    • Implementing a Lean measurement system
    • Kaizen & continuous improvement


John Deker

Designation - Lean Manufacturing Manager

As a Lean Manufacturing Manager with 15+ years of experience, I found the GSDC CLI certification exam to be an excellent way to showcase my skills and knowledge. The exam was challenging but fair, and passing it has helped me stand out in the industry.

Kylie Garcia

Designation - Continuous Improvement Specialist

The GSDC CLI certification exam was a great opportunity for me to validate my lean skills and knowledge. Although I was nervous, the exam was well-structured, and I felt prepared. I'm proud to say I passed on my first attempt! Thank you, GSDC, for offering such a valuable certification. 

Glen Davidson

Designation - Quality Assurance Manager

I highly recommend the GSDC CLI certification exam to anyone interested in Lean principles. Although I had extensive training and experience, I found the exam to be both challenging and thought-provoking. Passing the exam has given me a sense of accomplishment and confidence in my abilities.


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