Lean Link


Business Process Excellence


We are an informally organized, industry-led group focused on improving business performance in Douglas County. We help businesses improve performance and profitability through Lean and other continuous improvement techniques. Participating members come from Roseburg Forest Products, Con-Vey, Orenco, CHI (Catholic Health Initiatives) Mercy Health, Douglas County, FCC Commercial Furniture, Embertson CPA, Swanson Group, and others.


Businesses of all types face a challenging environment, whether that comes in the form of international competition, changing marketplaces, or the lingering effects of the great recession. Continuous process improvement and related strategies offer proven methods to improve performance, morale, and the bottom line. This consortium was established to serve local businesses by meeting needs in areas of:


Outcomes realized/Future goals:

We have been meeting since 2012, and during that time we have engaged 20+ area companies in monthly meetings and hosted several trainings and certifications. For a history of LeanLink events visit our history page.

The regular meetings have provided a forum for networking and have resulted in the partnering of businesses with locally available (low-cost) resources. We have identified needs of local businesses and created two events to fill some of those needs.



The Consortium requires no dues, only cost recovery from trainings delivered. To request to be added to our mailing list, send an email to info@uedpartnership.org. The Consortium is supported administratively (and otherwise) by The Partnership for Economic Development in Douglas County.