The Value Stream

An Oregon Manufacturers' Resource

Announcing NWB2B!

The Challenge As manufacturers, you depend on your suppliers to provide quality materials  at a great price, so you can turn them into products to sell to your customers. Yet, searching for a supplier can be like looking for a needle in a haystack! Say you need a supplier with…

Building Portland’s Maker Ecosystem

Thanks to Courtney Tait of Portland Made for this guest blog post In May of this year, a group of Portlanders passionate about supporting the city’s Maker Movement began meeting to discuss issues and ideas; services and strategies. Their goal? To help build and grow financially successful maker and manufacturing businesses…

Preventing Counterfeit Products in the Aerospace Supply Chain

Guest blog post by Marcia Buser and Tristan Buser-Molatore In our last blog post, we reported on the new requirements to consider human factors when addressing nonconformances as presented at the American Aerospace Quality Group aerospace auditors workshop held July 21 and 22.  In this post we share what we…

Start or Grow Your Manufacturing Exports

Helping Oregon’s manufacturers to become exporters Did you know that exports of Oregon’s food & beverage products exceeded $687 million in sales?  In fact, over 70% of the world’s disposable income is outside the U.S. Is your company able to export and benefit from some of that income? The world’s…