The Value Stream

An Oregon Manufacturers' Resource

The Power of A Continuous Improvement Business Philosophy – Lean Lessons Learned

Jude Gerace recently joined OMEP as our first ever Account Executive. The team is excited to have her on board! Like most of our staff, Jude is a maker, innovator, and creator with deep experience in manufacturing. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or new to manufacturing, the lessons…

LEVERAGING DEFENSE & SECURITY MARKETS

Announcing a 12-month initiative funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, in partnership with Business Oregon and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC), to develop new markets and sales channels for Oregon manufacturers to offset the impacts of COVID-19 and grow Oregon businesses. Apply for the Oregon Technical Assistance…

Here comes Manufacturing Day!

Here comes Manufacturing Day! Manufacturing careers are a vital part of our local economy, so we want to celebrate our builders, makers, and creators on October 1st 2021, and throughout the month of October.  Manufacturing Day is a chance to show students what modern manufacturing looks like within your business,…

Manufacturing Matters Oregon – Season 3 of the Podcast

OMEP is pleased to announce the third season of our new collaborative podcast, Manufacturing Matters Oregon. We’ve been hard at work making exciting changes to the podcast, and are pleased to announce that the Manufacturing Matters Oregon Podcast is back for another season! For…

Announcing OMEP’s New Solutions Series

Join OMEP for our New Solutions Series These Monthly Virtual Events are Designed to Help Your Manufacturing Business Forge New Possibilities for Success Once a month the OMEP team will present case studies, how-to’s, and practical advice to empower Oregon manufacturers toward reaching their strategic goals. These virtual events…

Business Oregon Export Survey

We’re asking for a few minutes of your time to respond to this survey from Business Oregon about exporting. The survey asks a variety of questions about your exporting opportunities, challenges, practices, and needs. We appreciate responses from all Oregon manufacturers, even if you’re not currently exporting. Survey responses will…

Boost Your Manufacturing Business using Adaptable Process Flow Strategy

Events of the past year have caused businesses all over the world to re-evaluate their businesses. Many manufacturers did not have a well-developed strategy, business model and plan prior to the pandemic, but now realize their importance. Others have written plans only to find them shifting rapidly in the face…

Manufacturing Skills Standards Survey

The Oregon Department of Education is seeking input on the skills desired of entry-level job candidates in the Manufacturing sector. Your feedback will be used to update the standards that career and technical education (CTE) teachers and faculty in Oregon consult when designing coursework. The survey asks you to rate…

How Manufacturers Can Create a Self-Motivating Environment to Engage & Retain Talent

Most manufacturers are familiar with the widening ‘skills gap.’ This is a multifaceted issue that includes Baby Boomer and Gen X generations retiring, lack of focused professional development and sufficient on-the-job training, and lost opportunities to capture intellectual and institutional knowledge among other things. OMEP has been hearing from manufacturers…

Meet the Enhanced Technology Team

Are you trying to design a new product? Would you like to re-design an existing product to use modern technology? Do you want to find an application for a unique material you’ve developed? Do you want to build connections to federal resources that can enhance your R&D projects? Meet the…