During these uncertain times, OMEP staff are standing by to provide resources for Oregon’s manufacturers. We are releasing a series of free webinars on a variety of topics designed to provide constructive information to manufacturers about successfully managing their businesses now and in the future. Scroll down to see past webinar recordings.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a major disruption across every industry. Manufacturers are faced with tremendous change impacting all areas of their business including pivoting production, moving into new markets, changing and increasing safety measures and required protective equipment, and addressing supply chain challenges. Frequent change, the unknown and tough decisions can have a negative impact on team interactions and motivation, which impacts an organization’s competitive advantage. A high performing team of talented problem solvers who communicate and work well together is critical to making the necessary changes to achieve organizational goals. Tami Trout, Senior OMEP Consultant, will share her expertise on ways to identify and understand unique strengths on the team, manage conflict, and enhance interactions to be more effective together.
You’re invited to join Sam Pardue, CEO and Founder of Portland manufacturer Indow, for this informative and useful discussion about Clean Practice.
Clean Practice reduces & eliminates COVID-19 transmission vectors in workspaces. It is free and easy to implement.
Attend this webinar to understand the basics of implementing Clean Practice. Clean uses Lean techniques but instead of addressing inefficiencies, it teaches a participatory system for identifying and reducing COVID-19 transmission vectors. Successful implementations result in significant improvements to team member safety and morale.
We will review the fundamental concepts and tools used in Clean Practice, including plan creation, visual communication systems, space evaluation and modification, and continuous improvement. Sam will explain how you can quickly implement these tools for immediate impact and will demonstrate how to adapt the provided [Template] COVID-19 response plan to your organization. We will share a case study about how one company communicated its plan and moved into same-day implementation. Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Create an organization’s COVID-19 response plan
- Lead plan implementation
- Lead a Clean ‘Gemba’ Walk
- Identify and implement Engineered Solutions
You’re invited to join OMEP and Prosper Portland as we facilitate a discussion around resources specifically aimed to help Oregon Manufacturers.
Opportunities to Grow Your Business within the DOD Supply Chain
Shane Steinke is OMEP’s newest Senior Consultant. He discussed opportunities for manufacturers who are interested in being part of the Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain, as well as how to expand existing DOD and Federal supply chain opportunities.
Together, OMEP and OMIC R&D have partnered to create an advanced manufacturing technology lab, The Factory of Tomorrow, designed to empower Oregon’s small and mid-sized manufacturers to adopt current and emerging technologies.
The Factory of Tomorrow is officially open, and you’re invited to join our interactive virtual tour. During this event, you’ll hear from manufacturers, OMEP and OMIC staff, as well as other experts. Don’t miss the chance to learn how your business can utilize affordable technologies that are driving productivity around the globe.
Proven Ways to Generate New Leads During an Economic Downturn
Presenter: Chris Scafario, DVIRC
Chris Scafario is the Vice President of Consulting Operations at DVIRC. He works in Philadelphia and across the nation’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to support the advancement of small to midsized manufacturers and their supply chain through leading the design, implementation, and oversight of consulting services in areas related to operational excellence, top-line growth, and business management.
Sales Techniques for Manufacturers in Today’s Economy: Matching Your Selling Cycle with your Client’s Buying Cycle
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How to Skill Up New and Existing Employees Quickly
Ryan Kuenzi of Moss Adams and Michael Smoot of Moss Adams share potential tax breaks and savings for your manufacturing business.
Operational Excellence Tools for Recovery
Where Do We Go from Here? Business Continuity Webinar
Workforce Best Practices for Recovery
Three Dimensions of Digital Transformation
SBA Coronavirus Relief Funding Options for Manufacturers
Social Distancing Best Practices for Your Shop Floor
Business Survival Tips with Tom Schnell of Business Oregon
Covid-19 Employment Law Updates with Jean Back of Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt
Webinar Q & A sheet (Revised 4/1/20)
You can read more from the Schwabe team on Covid19 here.
Leadership During Uncertain Times with John Hunt
- HBR: Lead Your Business through the Corona Virus
- Forbes: Leading in Times of Uncertainty
- HBR: How to Survive a Recession and Thrive Afterwards
- Douglas Adams: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Covid 19 RESOURCES
If you are looking for specific resources on Covid19, we have a page dedicated to the topic. It is updated regularly. Learn More