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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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Going on a globetrot for goGermline

… amongst other things

Following last month’s blog, I am set to embark on some more overseas travel in September and October. In addition to attending two conferences, I will be meeting with existing, past, and future clients while also presenting Ozgene’s exciting goGermline technology.

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Greetings from Japan!

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That’s right, my family and I are in Japan at the moment, one of my favourite places. I spent some time here a few years ago when I participated in the Shingo Tour, a life changing event. This time around, we are here mainly to relax and celebrate my 50th birthday at Disneyland. (I’ve always thought that Mickey is a prime example of a humanised mouse...) We will also take the opportunity to give a few presentations regarding our new technology, goGermline.

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Absolutely fabulously awesome!

That was my email to the Ozgene team this morning when they told me about the latest results. We are not quite ready to launch our new aptly named goGermline technology yet. I, however, just can’t quell my enthusiasm, so here it goes…

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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 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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