The Value Stream

An Oregon Manufacturers' Resource

Covid-19 Response Resources

As manufacturers seek to implement best practices in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, OMEP has developed a set of resources to support efforts to continue safe operations. Let us know how Covid-19 is impacting your business. Take our 1-minute survey These resources are the result of the evaluation and…

Reduce Operating Costs with Strategic Energy Management (SEM)

There’s an old adage that says, with crisis comes opportunity. For many Oregon industrial facilities, it may be hard to think about bright spots resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, opportunities do exist for industrial companies that want to use this time to focus on optimizing production and driving down…

MATTR: A Timely Resource for Manufacturers

How can small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) gain insights into new technologies to incorporate into their businesses? Develop new applications of existing products? Resolve longstanding issues in production or resolve quality assurance issues in product evaluation? They need MATTR, the MEP-Assisted Technology and Technical Resource. MATTR,…

Accessing and Providing Domestic PPE Supplies

As the state works toward recovery and counties begin the reopening process, demand for PPE continues to grow. We’ve received questions from many businesses about where they can find domestically sourced PPE. Additionally, we have many Oregon manufacturers who are making PPE. Here are a few actions you can take:…

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…

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…

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…

Leadership During Uncertain Times

As business leaders who are dealing with uncertainty, the ability to remain calm during this time is an opportunity to strengthen your relationships with staff and clients for the long term. During my last webinar I shared my thoughts about leadership during uncertain times, based on my own experience…

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…