The Value Stream

An Oregon Manufacturers' Resource

Celebrating Oregon Manufacturer’s Support for Critical Workers

At OMEP we are constantly impressed by the resiliency and creativity of Oregon manufacturers. Challenging times highlight this creativity in an even bigger way. We have gratitude for the many NW manufacturers who have made quick adjustments to their normal processes in order to help produce products that are critically…

Communication During Uncertain Times

During uncertain times, communication is more important than ever. We at OMEP have relied on communications support from our friends at Coates Kokes for several years. They have assembled a list of advice that could be used during this challenging time to keep manufacturing employees, customers and business partners…

Business Survival Tips from Business Oregon

Business Oregon has put together a Business Survival Guide covering the importance of understanding and managing your cash flow, staffing considerations, and available local resources. This guide will help you explore how your company can take a proactive approach to current events.  Click on the Survival…

New Webinar Series from OMEP

During these uncertain times, OMEP staff are standing by to provide resources for Oregon’s manufacturers. We are releasing a series of free webinars on a variety of topics designed to provide constructive information to manufacturers about successfully managing their businesses now and in the future.One important…

POSTPONED – 2020 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit

We are extremely disappointed to announce that we are postponing the 2020 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit, originally scheduled for Friday, March 13th. With recent COVID 19 outbreaks in Washington and Clark county growing, and a state of emergency declared, we have determined to take a cautious approach…

Five Reasons you Should Attend the 2020 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit

In just over a week, OMEP will host the 7th annual Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit. If you haven’t signed up yet, consider the following five reasons to join 300 other local manufacturers for an unforgettable experience. 1. AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU After careful testing, OMEP…

Preparing for a New Decade of U.S. Manufacturing

By: Nico Thomas Credit: iStock/B4LLS Each new year brings about a period of reflection, where one can think back on the path that the previous year took us on. The coming year represents an even larger opportunity for reflection as the world enters a new decade. Reflection provides…

The Manufacturing Landscape: Looking Back and Looking Forward

By: Ken Voytek Credit: iStock/zhudifeng I find that every so often it is good to step back and think about the current state of manufacturing in the broadest sense. We all see bits and pieces as part of our daily work with manufacturers across the country and from…

Oregon Manufacturers Gift Guide – 2019

It’s that time of year when the weather is getting colder, the mountains are getting fresh coats of snow, and the season for gift-giving is right around the corner! If finding the perfect presents for your loved ones leaves you feeling a little anxious, we are here to help. OMEP…

A Visit to The ARMC

OMEP is proud to be a member of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC R&D) in Scappoose, Oregon. OMIC is a Research and Development Center “focused on applying new technologies and processes for industrial competitive advantage and academic growth, while inspiring and educating the next generation’s manufacturing workforce.” This…