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Based at the University of Massachusetts Boston campus, GBMP is a not for profit corporation founded in 1994 to help businesses keep and grow good jobs, compete in today’s global economy, and contribute to a strengthening and vibrant economy in Massachusetts and surrounding communities through the training of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement principles and real-world practice.


GBMP is a licensed affiliate of The Shingo Institute, home of the prestigious Shingo Prize. Our Lean Certification program is aligned with that of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). GBMP works closely with the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund to help organizations apply for government grants to help defray the cost of training.

Community Engaged/Serving

Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series.