Ten Important Considerations You Don’t Want to Miss In Your Manufacturing Facility Layout

Ten Important Considerations You Don’t Want to Miss In Your Manufacturing Facility Layout

It is common for manufacturers to reconsider their use of space for a number of reasons, including an expiring lease, outgrowing the existing space due to new products or increased sales, the addition of new technology / equipment, or the need to consolidate to a smaller footprint. Good news: there…

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

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…

Toyota Kata: A Lean Strategy for Keeping Up with the Pace of Change

By: Brian Lagas “Why are our changeovers taking so long?” If you’ve asked this question on the shop floor, more than likely you were met with blank stares by your employees. Open-ended questions like this are overwhelming, so employees try to find quick answers that don’t…

Prosper Portland Fall Smart Talent Cohort

Join This Four-Part Cohort from OMEP & Prosper Portland, taking place on Nov. 9, Dec. 4, Jan. 4, & Feb. 1. DAY 1 – MAKE YOUR WORKFORCE YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE This interactive workshop focuses on a cohesive and holistic process of attracting, training, developing, and engaging your…

FSMA Roundtable: Facility Maintenance and Pest Management

Thur 9/13 from 3pm – 5pm at RAIN Eugene (942 Olive St).  The FSMA Round Table Series provides local food and beverage manufacturers with a forum to discuss continuous improvement strategies.  This is the second of an ongoing series where industry members will have an opportunity to share best practices and strategies with…

Lean Leadership Workshop

As companies attempt to move from Lean Manufacturing on the factory floor to Lean Enterprise as a business operating system, they face the challenge of developing leadership practices that support the long-term competitive advantages of Lean. Just as Manufacturing had to change to support Lean Manufacturing, Leadership must also change…

Innovation in Manufacturing: How to Implement Value-Based Sales & Marketing Processes 

When it comes to selling manufacturing products, timing is everything. That was one of the messages delivered by Jim Allen, founder of Value-Based, during a recent webinar for OMEP. Oftentimes when a prospect declines to buy a product, it is because the salesperson doesn’t know what that potential…

Grow3Degrees: Continuous Improvement Workshop

Attend a hands-on Continuous Improvement Workshop that is applicable to all business types. You will learn how to: Engage your employees in continuous improvement exercises Improve workflow using continuous improvement techniques Implement four key philosophies to apply to your business’ continuous improvement efforts Fire Fighting vs. Root Cause Problem Solving Identify…

Lunch N Lean Webinar with Gary Conner

Proven Lean Techniques  Simple tips you can use to make your manufacturing business more profitable In this free webinar, you will discover simple, cost-effective ways to make your manufacturing business more profitable. Two time Shingo Prize Winner Gary Conner will share what…

Curiosity and Trust: A Manufacturing Leadership Guide

“Results driven.”  This is how you might have described a boss that I once had.  I was a fairly new manager at the time, and had just been promoted to run a department that was struggling with both delivery and quality.  My boss was definitely results driven, which on its…