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to advance humanity – inspire curiosity

It sounds complex and deep doesn’t it? To advance humanity – inspire curiosity. It’s what we strive for here at Ozgene and when you dissect it out, it is really quite simple. We’ve embraced it and made it our own over the years. I must say, it has been great. It’s because of this great experience that I’d like to share, in detail, what it is to advance humanity – inspire curiosity.

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Lean journey to Shingo

Converting to Lean is a journey. Step by step we have made significant headway, specifically from a human standpoint. Part of that headway can be accredited to my experience with the Shingo Institute, starting with the Shingo tour I attended in 2012. What is the Shingo Institute you ask? Good question, let me explain.

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If you heard the words “meditation” or “mindfulness” years ago, you probably thought of yogis or Buddhist monks. Now, however, numerous scientific and clinical trials have taken Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) into 21st century of science.

I became curious about the science of meditation or “mindfulness” in 2009, together with the Lean philosophy. The Western adaptation of Lean is usually focused on the implementation of tools. Partially this is due to the fact that “tools” are easier to see and translate than philosophy. Being a scientist I had my fair share of skepticism of mindfulness. The scientific and clinical literature, however, leaves no doubt about physiological changes that can be achieved.

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Ozgene's Big History Project

I hope that you’ve all had a chance to watch “The Big History Project” that I introduced in last month’s blog. If not, then please visit my previous blog and then come back to this space. I find this project immensely interesting, and not only in the way it applies to life, but also in the way it applies to how we utilise the build-up of generations of knowledge. It combines the concepts of metabolism (transfer of energy from surroundings to keep going), reproduction (produce copies for preservation), homeostasis (regulation and stability) and adaptation (changing over time). When I really think about it, it describes the Lean process that has evolved Ozgene over the past six years. Let me explain.

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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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