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Portland Made – Continuous Improvement: The Power of Productivity at Scale

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you want to make the most of your existing space, employees, production methods, and resources, this event is for you.

Discover how the principles of “Lean” methodology can transform your business. Lean is the relentless elimination of waste in any business that makes products. We will look at how inefficiencies such as defects, overproduction, time spent waiting, underutilized talent, transportation, inventory, motion, and extra processing can hold your business back.

This hands-on, actionable session will help you identify your greatest opportunities for growth by identifying inefficient practices in your business. We’ll use exercises to help you see your role and your business in a more efficient and sustainable way.

You’ll hear from leather goods maker Martin Martinez of Orox Leather about how focusing on lean has helped his team prioritize tasks and realize growth visions.

The evening will include:

  • Complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Networking with other makers
  • Introduction to the principles of lean
  • Success story from Orox Leather
  • Hands-on exercise
  • Resource sharing
  • About our speaker:

    As a Senior Consultant at OMEP, Linda Wechsler helps makers and manufacturers grow their businesses to become more competitive. From prep kitchen chef to food scientist, to supply chain and operations management, Linda has more than 10 years experience in the industry. She draws from her scientific background, creative vision, and operational savvy, to bring an innovative perspective to businesses of all sizes who make products of all kinds.



    US Custom House
    220 NW 8th Ave
    Portland, Oregon 97209
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