“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 experiences thanks to the expertise of our consultants, which help them to develop business excellence programs and leading improvement initiatives. Due to their knowledge of expectations and constraints of a business, our experts can help you to manage occasional ambiguities and to direct your team’s energy in 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
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 Consulting.
A former physicist, Michael also holds an MBA and the CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD certifications.
Gordon Kennedy, PHD
Systems Thinking Expert
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 is currently completing a master in lean management techniques.
“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.