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Jasmine Agnor

21 Hundred Gigawatts of Innovation!

Don your 80s puffer vest, pull out your moon boots and fire up your DeLorean, folks. Today, October 21, 2015 is the date Marty and Doc (of the Back To The Future trilogy) travel to in their DeLorean time machine. Turns out, they got a…

Lean Foundations: An Interview with States Industries

October 7, 2015 by Jasmine Agnor Recently I had the chance to connect with two students who attended OMEP’s four-part Lean Fundamentals course, led by Kristi Smith and Gary Conner. Students Dani and Amanda were sent to the class by their Plant Manager, Donnie Graves of States Industries. Working at…

Manufacturing Day 2015, Recap

Manufacturing Day 2015 was a great success, not just for Oregon, but nation wide. We’re still waiting for the final numbers, but we know that at least 80 companies participated in events across Oregon, hosting over 2,000 participants! Canby and Washington County smashed last year’s records.

Manufacturing Day 2015: The Largest Event Yet

September 28, 2015 by Jasmine Agnor In three days the world will celebrate National Manufacturing Day. October 2, 2015 promises to be the largest manufacturing day ever, by a wide margin! What started as a simple salute to manufacturers two years ago has become one of the most influential international…

Oregon Manufacturing Day!

October 3, 2014, or the first Friday in October, marks the third annual National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). Three years ago this holiday was designed to expand knowledge about and improve public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy. To celebrate, companies and organizations around…

Perspectives on Operational Excellence

On June 26th a group of manufacturers gathered to engage in a highly interactive discussion on Operational Excellence. OMEP consultants Paola Castaldo and John Valachovic led this fast-faced roundtable event at Portland Development Commission’s headquarters. Attendees were introduced to statistics regarding the rapid spread of information and the way…

Portland Made: New American Makers of the New Manufacturing Renaissance

The post below was originally on ADXPortland.com. Kelley Roy will be releasing a new book entitled Portland Made: New American Makers of the New Manufacturing Renaissance  in Fall of 2015. Read on to discover how manufactuers and makers can share resources through ADX. It’s almost difficult to think back to a…

The Road to A Competitive Manufacturing Workforce

Last Thursday over 100 manufacturers from SW Washington and Portland Metro area gathered to discuss the importance of strengthening our manufacturing workforce. Flanked by workforce partners in Portland and SW Washington, OMEP was pleased to participate in this crucial event. Event speaker Ken Madden discussed the importance of changing the…

Jean Back: OMEP Board Member

This post is a part of a series featuring OMEP’s board members – shining some light on the dedicated individuals who help OMEP to be successful. Read on for thoughts from Jean Ohman Back, Employment Litigation and Advice Attorney at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. Name Jean Ohman Back Title Employment…

Curt’s Cat: Lean Epiphanies Book Excerpt

Gary Conner, one of our Senior Consultants has recently published a book titled “Lean Epiphanies: Catapult the Cow and Other Inspirational Continuous Improvement Stories”. You can read more and purchase the book on the SME.org website. Since beginning his consulting career in the late 1990’s Gary has worked with 200…