Stabilize and Grow Your Business

As a business owner with limited capacity, how do you prioritize decision-making to grow your company’s profitability?

OMEP invites you to participate in the Business Innovation Workshop Cohort. This peer-to-peer online cohort was built for manufacturing businesses that want to learn how to truly implement continuous improvement principles into every aspect of their business. Learn how to apply lean principles beyond the shop floor so you can make informed decisions that will grow your manufacturing business.

NEXT COHORT BEGINS SPRING 2022

 


The heart of the Business Innovation Workshop (BIW) series is the continuous improvement cycle. This interactive session includes peer-to-peer discussion, homework and in-class assignments to apply your learning immediately. Our 6 topics: strategy, marketing, top-line growth, financials, continuous improvement, and leadership work powerfully in tandem with the continuous improvement model to bring you success.

  • Harness the power of marketing to improve your top-line growth
  • Take a proactive stance and improve your strategy to take advantage of growth opportunities
  • Create processes and systems that empower you and your people to solve problems
  • Fully understand and utilize your financials to make informed business decisions
  • Apply operational excellence initiatives to improve on-time-delivery and customer service

Built with small businesses like yours in mind, the BIW is interactive and immediately applicable, with practical hands-on information you can utilize in your company right away.

    “Our old process was very stressful so our burnout rate was high. Orders would come in and chaos would ensue. Through the workshops, we were able to identify all the ‘low hanging fruit’ and begin working on necessary changes to manage inventory and create a streamlined process. The on-site visits were extremely helpful in aiding the change.” – Past Attendee

     

    In-person Course Design

     SESSION DATES: Starts spring 2022

    Active Learning Sessions: We will conduct 4 In-person interactive sessions. Each session will be 4 hours (12:00pm-4:00pm).  Lunch is provided.

    Throughout the BIW you will learn from manufacturing peers and experts, receive actionable information, and experience one-on-one check-ins to focus on your specific challenges.

    Cost

    The course is valued at $3,000. However, thanks to the generosity of Prosper Portland, the cost is $500 per company. Please complete the form to begin the registration process and we will inform you of funding available to you.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from your peers as well as manufacturing experts.

     

    Instructors

    Tim Root

    Tim Root

    Managing Consultant

    Office: 541.622.5955

    Tim Root is a Managing Consultant at OMEP, and has more than 35 years of experience managing food processing and other businesses. He is past president of Pacific Pure-Aid Company; served as owner, president, and managing partner of Myron Root & Company, Inc., and general manager of Sabroso Company.

    Bob Cannon

    Bob Cannon

    Senior Consultant

    Office: 503.707.4414

    Discover Bob’s recent blog post

    Bob is an adept problem solver, experienced in leadership roles of manufacturing, engineering and maintenance organizations. He has worked in lean manufacturing implementation and leadership for 15 years, as well as 20 years with P&L responsibility, including budget development, execution, and analysis.

    As a Senior Consultant at OMEP, Bob delivers results by connecting manufacturing professionals to continuous improvement solutions. Before OMEP, he worked at Leupold and Stevens as a Senior Manager in Manufacturing Operations for 3 years. During this time he drove improvement to labor efficiencies of over 15% within his first year.

     

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