“L6S” is an acronym for Lean and Six Sigma, two primary philosophies and problem-solving approaches for tailored organizational improvement.
Our clients benefit from years of successful experience in developing business excellence programs and leading improvement initiatives. L6S process improvement experts help teams direct their energy toward the pursuit of solutions among potentially conflicting business needs.
WHO WE ARE
We are operations management guys who enjoy leading continuous improvement teams and transform businesses in a variety of industries.
Our strengths lie in creating stronger processes that partner with our clients’ business objectives to reduce waste and drive long-term profitability and growth.
Michael D. Zincani
Founder, managing principal
As a senior manager and process improvement leader at leading multinational organizations Michael always promoted the cultural shift to a customer-value-oriented, structured approach to problem-solving. A recognized APICS Master CPIM instructor and a certified Lean Leader and Six Sigma Champion, he has been lecturing for over a decade at educational and industrial organizations both in the USA and in Europe. In 2010 he co-founded L6S Group.
A former physicist, Michael also holds an MBA and the CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD certifications.
Gordon Kennedy, PHD
director of Systems Thinking
A process facilitator with many years of experience working in a multinational pharmaceutical research and development environment, Gordon has a strong background in working in cross-functional matrix teams at different organisational levels. He uses tools and approaches from the field of systems thinking to improve information flow and identify opportunities for making an organisation work better. Holding a doctorate in organic chemistry and a diploma in systems practice, Gordon is practitioner level certified in the PRINCE2 project management qualification and holds a master in lean management techniques.
L6S Group is the ultimate 80/20 company: they provide 80% of the value that can be created only by a large team of consultants from a top consulting firm at a fraction of the cost. In just a few days we mapped out and identified missing links and critical control points in our entire supply chain! To get more help with Power Point presentation, I asked my own team…
“Knowledge is of no value unless
you put it into practice.”
- Customer Focus: if the customer does not want it, why do we still do it?
- Inverse Value-Delivery Hierarchy: people first, processes second, products and services third.
- Fact-Based Approach: opinions are listened to, decisions are based on facts.
- Continuous Improvement: the best time to plant the seeds of improvement was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.