The Value Stream

An Oregon Manufacturers' Resource

OMEP DFAR’s RFP

Public Notice The Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Inc. (OMEP) is seeking a qualified Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) IT contractor to assist OMEP in compliance with DFARS regulations. Specific work includes: Assess Current OMEP Compliance State Propose Recommendations for Compliance to Management Develop Roadmap to Achieve Compliance Implement Compliance…

Come Help Strengthen Oregon Manufacturing

Help Us Strengthen Oregon Manufacturing in the Southern Willamette Valley Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) is in the business of preparing existing manufacturers to become more competitive in the global marketplace.  We’re committed to sustainable transformation and not temporary fixes. Our clients are small and medium-sized companies ranging from 5…

Moss Adams: Fees and Sales Tax Considerations for Amazon Sellers and Vendors

This is a guest blog post by Moss Adams Staff: Jeff Fey, Partner, Food and Beverage Practice, Kris Dunning, Partner, Manufacturing and Consumer Products Practice, and Adam Cline, Partner, State & Local Tax Services Selling products on Amazon can provide immediate impact for companies looking to expand their sales…

What Manufacturers Need to Know About Cybersecurity Right Now

Did you know that October is National Cyberscrity Awareness Month? The number of cyberattacks continues to rise, and cybercriminals are getting more determined. Companies are left trying to navigate confusing technical guidance in a rapidly changing digital landscape. Small manufacturers often don’t think their companies are at risk. After all,…

Strategic Energy Management Alongside Lean Management Reduces Costs, Boosting Savings

By partnering with experienced manufacturing consultants at Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), manufacturers are developing processes and systems that increase capacity, while also reducing energy intensity, decreasing waste and streamlining production. “Part of our holistic approach is we help organizations set and communicate clear expectations, measure what’s actually happening…

2019 Oregon MFG Day Recap

Thanks to the efforts of 67 manufacturers who opened their doors to host students, as well as the countless partners who coordinated tours, hundreds of students across the state got the first-hand experience with manufacturing. Many students were visiting facilities for the first time.  The OMEP staff participated in several…

How Public Relations Can Work for Your Business

How Public Relations Can Work for Your Business Public Relations (PR) and paid media services can be an extremely effective and quick way to introduce your business to a large-scale audience, drive attendance to your events, your website, and retail spaces, as compared to traditional networking methods. Effectively using PR…

Growing Your Business Through Acquisition

By Ron Wolfe, Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager, KeyBank Linda Hamilton, Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for KeyBank Thinking of growing your business by buying another company? For organizations wishing to enhance core operations or develop new revenue sources, acquisition may be the way to go; but only…

Total System Thinking: Learn To Truly See Your Business

So often business owners make decisions based on intuition, luck, or the magic 8 ball. As a small or mid-sized manufacturer, there are so many factors that can affect your company’s profitability, both inside and outside of your control. How do you make proactive decisions for the betterment of your…

WANTED: WA County Manufacturers

Washington County Manufacturers: We Need Your Help! Consider opening your doors to allow high school students to tour your facility during National Manufacturing Day on October 4. When you open your doors for a few hours to students, you open students eyes to exciting careers and fill your future…