Frank's blog


I have recently found that many aspects of my life have been leading to one discovery… curiosity. But what does curiosity actually mean? This might get quite heavy so just bear with me.

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Post-it pandemonium

The humble Post-it notes have become a central part of operations here at Ozgene. They are used in our value stream maps, timeline walls, huddle boards, FMEA analyses, and also occasionally to indicate a problem with the coffee machine. Ozgene’s walls essentially resemble Post-it themed wallpaper. We have the Post-it usage down to a fine art, from colour coding to how to peel them off the notepad so that they don’t curl.

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Leaning (on) our healthcare system

I usually do not reblog or comment on other people’s articles, however, the blog by Dr. Patricia Gabow and Ken Snyder in response to “Medical Taylorism” struck a chord with me. I have recently spent a lot of time in hospitals and witnessed disrespect for processes and people, staff as well as patients.

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Our Lean philosophy is composed of two parts: people and process, the human system and the technical system. Both are encompassed by the daily process of continuous improvement that is the essence of Lean, described by the Japanese “Kaizen”. In the sense of continuity and human development Kaizen is the “never ending betterment of the self”. In the context of technical improvement, what people do to processes, it translates as “change for the better”. For us, this is the relentless pursuit of perfection, embodied by pursuing zero defects and perfecting flow to achieve minimum lead times.

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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 350 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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