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Ozgene’s Lean journey started in 2009 when our CEO, Dr Frank Koentgen, first got hold of the book “The Toyota Way”, by Jeff Liker. Intrigued by the book, Frank studied Lean further, including the “Shingo Study Tour” in Japan in May 2012. You can read more about his personal Lean journey and other lean topics in Frank's blog.

At Ozgene, Lean can be best described as “human Lean”, centred on the core values of being humble and respectful, as well as, building trust and confidence. As part of this, each individual process is humanised, stabilised, standardised and improved. The implementation of Lean has led to a significant improvement in productivity and a remarkable reduction in project timelines.

The Shingo Institute has played a key part in reinforcing and assisting Ozgene's human Lean journey, and Frank was honoured to be asked to join the Shingo Executive Advisory Board in 2015. He is a frequent speaker on Operational Excellence.

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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 400 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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