Covid-19 Critical Supply Opportunities for Oregon Manufacturers

Covid-19 Critical Supply Opportunities for Oregon Manufacturers

If you are an Oregon manufacturer who currently produces one or more of the products below, please send your company contact information and relevant details to jagnor@omep.org and we will pass this on to the appropriate contacts. Looking for Domestic PPE? You can find it here CURRENT STATE PROCESS…

Manufacturer and Maker Supply Chain & Innovation Opportunities Conference

Prosper Portland and the Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming CES Supply Chain & Innovation Enhancement Opportunities Conference.   Our unique program format has been very effective at helping businesses identify new suppliers identify new customers develop new strategic partnerships build on…

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…

Systematic Marketing for Manufacturers: Lean and Green

Join Kleve Kee of OMEP, Sublime Creative Agency, and Dennis Hungerford for an informative workshop on top line growth for your manufacturing business. In this 2 hour workshop we will discuss practical application of the continuous improvement method to your business’ marketing and sales systems. You will come away with…

What My Clients Have Taught Me

The past 25 years of my career in manufacturing, and especially my last 4 years as a consultant, have been filled with lessons about making things better, and mostly learning about human nature.  Here are some important lessons I’ve learned from working with Oregon manufacturers across sectors. It doesn’t matter what I know, it only…

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…

8 Ideas Manufacturers Should Consider Before Replacing Equipment

  Small Manufacturer Machine Maintenance Challenges As a small- to medium-sized manufacturer, you might not have an engineering staff. Maintenance reliability for a key piece of equipment can be a challenge. Maybe you have an old piece of equipment that has served you well since the beginning days, but it just doesn’t seem…

How Manufacturers Can Build Profitable Networks on LinkedIn

Last quarter I discussed the value of LinkedIn as a marketing tool for manufacturing companies. This tool is regularly underutilized by manufacturers. Today I’d like to take a deeper dive into making LinkedIn work for your business. You may be asking, “I’ve updated my company’s profile, gotten my…