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8 Years of Manufacturing and Marketing Lessons

8 Years of Manufacturing and Marketing Lessons

Goodbyes tend to be bittersweet for me and this is certainly no exception.  I  recently announced that I was leaving OMEP to pursue the next chapter in my career.  Your response and support have meant the world to me and my colleagues at OMEP.  From day one Oregon...

Secrets for Successful ERP Implementation

Secrets for Successful ERP Implementation

We hear from clients across the state who are looking for ERP upgrades. Whether you're looking to upgrade an old system, or implement a system for the first time, it is a challenging process. However, with adequate time invested up front, things can go much more...

Why You (& Your Company) need PCQI Training

Why You (& Your Company) need PCQI Training

According to the Food & Drug Administration, every food processing facility is required to have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) on staff to manage their food safety preventive controls program. Although not required, advanced training is...

What I Wish I’d Known About ISO QMS Before I Started…

What I Wish I’d Known About ISO QMS Before I Started…

A Quality Management System provides the structure for your organization to set up the necessary processes to achieve product or service realization. It will help you prioritize process controls to ensure consistent and reproducible results. The seven principles at...

Total System Thinking: Learn To Truly See Your Business

As a small or mid-sized manufacturer, there are many factors that can affect your company’s profitability, both inside and outside of your control. How do you make decisions for your manufacturing company when you don’t know what will change, or which parts of your...

Developing Career Paths for Your Employees

Many employers focus on salary and benefit packages as a way to attract new hires and retain existing employees. These are table-stakes in today's economy. Smart manufacturing companies know they need to offer benefits beyond salaries and healthcare. But what? Career...

Onboarding– Your Secret Weapon for Retention and Engagement

Onboarding– Your Secret Weapon for Retention and Engagement

Why are 44 percent percent of manufacturing employees quitting within their first year on the job?  Manufacturers who are finally able to get workers in the front door are leaving the backdoor wide open through inconsistent or poor new hire onboarding experiences....