Frank's blog

Who said a Lean year was a bad thing?

2014

Wow. What a year it has been. 2014 was the most successful year in Ozgene’s history. Why? How? These are all very good questions so let me guide you through the year.

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Tick-tock goes the Clock

As the saying goes, "you can't manage what you don't know". This can be rephrased “you can't manage what you don't measure". So, unless we measure something, we cannot know if it is getting better or worse.

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What does an F1 tyre change have to do with KO mice?

As you probably know, I have been traveling for the past two months. It was a great trip with a lot of great people. Now that I am back, business resumes as normal, hence this blog entry on an F1 tyre change. You may ask what tyre changes have to do with Ozgene…?

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The Lean Ozgene story… so far

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to advance humanity - inspire curiosity

The Lean Ozgene story started as so many others, by chance. I happened to buy the book, “The Toyota Way”, by Jeff Liker during the AALAS conference in Denver at the end of 2009. By 2010, I was so intrigued by what I had read that I attended the Lean Conference in Melbourne.

Exposure to the ideas of empathy and knowledge gaps added meaning to the term “curiosity”. I also studied Maslow’s pyramid of needs and the “four stages of learning”. This helped to conceptualize and prioritize my ideas. I was now well, and truly, hooked on the Lean Management philosophy.

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Frank's Lean talks

  • Shingo Institute, Logan, UT, USA
  • MBA Program, University of Utah, USA
  • OC Tanner, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Ophir-Spiricon, Logan, UT, USA
  • ELITechGroup, Logan, UT, USA
  • Sebel Furniture, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, WA, Australia
  • AME Business Excellence, Perth, WA, Australia

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Proven Track Record

The team at Ozgene has over two decades of experience creating customised knockout and knock-in mice for pivotal medical research globally. Over 300 scientific publications are based on research using Ozgene mice.

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Global Client Base

Ozgene generates genetically customised mice for researchers around the world. Ozgene mice can be found in 31 different countries on 5 continents from small academic institutions to multinational pharmaceutical companies.

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Lean Management

Ozgene is applying Lean Management principles to deliver the highest quality services and shortest lead times to our customers. The implementation of Lean Culture has already seen an improvement in our processes and timelines.

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