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Continuous Improvement - The Power of Productivity at Scale

  • WeWork US Custom House 220 Northwest 8th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)
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If you want to make the most of your existing space, employees, production methods, and resources, this event is for you. 

Discover how the principles of “Lean” methodology can transform your business. Lean is the relentless elimination of waste in any business that makes products. We will look at how inefficiencies such as defects, overproduction, time spent waiting, underutilized talent, transportation, inventory, motion, and extra processing can hold your business back.

This hands-on, actionable session will help you identify your greatest opportunities for growth by identifying inefficient practices in your business. We'll use exercises to help you see your role and your business in a more efficient and sustainable way.

You’ll hear from leather goods maker Martin Martinez of Orox Leather about how focusing on lean has helped his team prioritize tasks and realize growth visions.

The evening will include:

  • Complimentary drinks and snacks

  • Networking with other makers

  • Introduction to the principles of Lean

  • Success story from Orox Leather

  • Hands-on exercise

  • Resource sharing


This event is FREE for Portland Made members, and $15 general admission.


Our Hosts

WeWork | US Custom House  220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

WeWork | US Custom House

220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Our Speaker


As a Senior Consultant at OMEP, Linda Wechsler helps makers and manufacturers grow their businesses to become more competitive. From supply chain and operations management to consulting, Linda has more than 15 years experience in manufacturing. She draws from her scientific background, creative vision, and operational savvy to bring innovative perspectives to businesses of all sizes.

Special Thanks

Sponsor: MadeHere PDX

Sponsor: Pro Photo Supply

Beverage Sponsors: Rev Nat’s Cider

Speaker: Linda Wechsler

Host: WeWork Lab