We Help Oregon Manufacturers Grow

We Work Side by Side with Oregon Manufacturers

We draw on our team’s significant depth and breadth of real-world manufacturing experience bringing a thoughtful problem-solving approach to eliminating obstacles companies face. With our roots in lean as a business operating philosophy, we leverage these methodologies to provide solutions in Manufacturing Operations, Business Financials & Strategy and Workforce Solutions to be Oregon manufacturer’s source for growth and prosperity.

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My past experience with other Lean consultants was they would come in, give base information, point out all your failures, and then leave. I am very glad that OMEP does not operate in that manner. To have OMEP truly come alongside and partner with us, to get down in the trenches with us, has been both refreshing and rewarding. It has been hard work, but we can all see the progress that has been made since we began this journey together.

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We were in business 32 years before we engaged with OMEP. We have learned more in the last three years than the last three decades. Business owners are confident by nature. It has been humbling to discover what we didn’t know. I’m here to tell you that no matter how good you think you are, you have lots of room to get better. OMEP has changed our world. In some areas of our warehouse we are processing orders 3 times faster than we were before our engagement. OMEP found a way to get us to forget our egos and find better, simple solutions.

JEFF WIRKKALA

Owner, Hardwood Industries

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OMEP’s continued involvement is vital to our success and the development of manufacturing practices necessary to compete in the global economy. I believe that OMEP’s program is critical to the success of manufacturing in the State of Oregon. Domestic manufacturers provide living wage jobs and organizations such as OMEP are essential in keeping manufacturing alive and well in the United States”

ALVIN ELBERT

President, A.R.E. Manufacturing

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You are the best kind of advisor, a selfless one. It is exceedingly rare.

DAN KLOCK

CEO, Bridgetown Bakery

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Working with OMEP this past year has truly been an incredibly rewarding experience. The depth of knowledge and resources that they have brought to our business is immense. We are a healthier organization today because of the relationship that has been created between the two of us.

BEN ZIMMERMAN

Operations Manager, Composite Approach

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My past experience with other Lean consultants was they would come in, give some base information, point out all your failures, and then leave. I am very glad that you and OMEP do not operate in that manner. To have OMEP truly come alongside and partner with us, to get down in the trenches with us, has been both refreshing and rewarding. It has been hard work, but we can all see the progress that has been made since we began this journey together.

KEVIN HANSEN

Director of Operations Manager

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