The Formula for Successful Manufacturing Leadership

The Formula for Successful Manufacturing Leadership

A while back, I asked my kids to “rake the leaves”. When I checked on them 2 hours later they had raked the leaves, but were now busily spreading raked leaves everywhere, diving into them with enthusiasm.  They were having a great time raking the leaves, but leaf pile jumping…

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…

Essential Leadership Behaviors To Nurture a Healthy Manufacturing Workplace

Communication challenges, differences in perspective, and variations of approach to achieve tasks is inevitable and natural. After all, we’re human and with humanity comes diversity and uniqueness. It’s a great thing when our uniqueness brings breadth and depth of ideas, innovation, and solutions.  On the other hand, when not understood…

CabDoor Learning Tour

Due to limited space this event is only open to manufacturers and OMEP sponsors. Thank you for understanding. Cabdoor is a custom cabinet door manufacturer supplying the small to medium cabinet maker. They have achieved a profitable and streamlined operation by implementing lean throughout the manufacturing floor and in…

It’s Not the Bottom, It’s the Foundation

I recently came across this blog post from marketing guru Seth Godin, and felt that it was very pertinent to manufacturers who want to make their workplaces great places to work. Read on for an insightful post about leadership, organizational transparency, and the foundational work of managing your workforce so they are…