Lean Ozgene

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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 Lean and some of his talks are listed below.

  • Lean talks 2016 >

    Feb, Shingo Institute, Logan, UT, USA

    May, WA FBA State Conference, Perth, WA, Australia

  • Lean talks 2015 >

    Jan, Shingo Institute, Logan, UT, USA

    Jan, MBA Program, University of Utah, USA

    Jan, OC Tanner, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

    Jan, Ophir-Spiricon, Logan, UT, USA

    Jan, ELITechGroup Biomedical Systems, Logan, UT, USA

    July, Sebel Furniture, Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Sept, Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, WA, Australia

    Oct, AME Business Excellence Breakfast, Perth, WA, Australia

  • Lean talks 2014 >

    Apr, META, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    May, Lean Thinking & Practice, Australasian Summit, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    May, ANZAC Research Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Aug, Mayne Pharma, Adelaide, SA, Australia

    Oct, 40th Annual Operational Excellence Conference, Logan, UT, USA

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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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