10 LinkedIn Groups Manufacturers Should Consider

on June 13, 2019

Social Media for Manufacturers - LinkedIn
Social Media for Manufacturers - LinkedIn

LinkedIn Groups provide a place for professionals in the same industry or with similar interests to share their insights and experiences, ask for guidance, and build valuable connections.

Here is a list of 10 LinkedIn Groups for Manufacturing, recommended by Bluleadz.com.  The original blog article can be found here.

1. Manufacturing Operations Management

Public Group: 36,658 members

Manufacturing is the backbone industry of a modern economy. Those who work in operations management in this industry have a unique set of needs. This group addresses those needs. Whether you're interested in networking with other like-minded individuals, or seeking to discuss new ideas and innovations this is the group for you.

 Manufacturing Operations Management

2. U.S. Manufacturing Group

Private Group: 7,640 members

This group provides a great networking opportunity for American manufacturing executives with a global perspective. The group believes that America is strongest with a diversified deep manufacturing base.

U.S. Manufacturing Group

3. IndustryWeek Manufacturing Network

Private Group: 13,604 members

Hosted by the manufacturing industry magazine IndustryWeek, this group provides manufacturers with best practices and analysis to achieve management excellence. This group connects decision-makers in all type of manufacturing businesses. Content is often posted by IndustryWeek writers.

IndustryWeek Manufacturing Network

4. Operations Management In Practice

Private Group: 23,518 members

This group discusses a wide variety of topics to help you gain new insight into how you can put new techniques and practices to use in your company. Topics include everything from managing the supply chain to services management, quality management and project management.

Operations Management In Practice

5. Operations/Distribution Managers

Private Group: 19,970 members

If you're a professional in operations management at a manufacturing company this group is a place to share business leads, discuss relevant articles and news, gain expertise, or explore the many job openings in this industry this group is a valuable resource.

Operations/Distribution Managers

6. Lean Manufacturing Flexible Manufacturing Club

Private Group: 32,514 members

If your business or career lies in new lean manufacturing or flexible manufacturing techniques, this is a great group for you. This group consists of professionals interested in the design, supply and use of lean manufacturing solutions and flexible manufacturing systems.

 Lean Manufacturing Flexible Manufacturing Club

7. Food Manufacturing Industry Professionals

Private Group: 39,567 members

One of the many industry specific groups for manufacturers on LinkedIn. This group is an informal networking group for professionals in the food industry. Discussions include trends, technology, regulations and innovations in the food production industry.

Food Manufacturing Industry Professionals

8. Manufacturing, Wholesale & Distribution Forum

Private Group: 37,135 members

This group is a gathering spot to help Manufacturers, Wholesalers, and Distributors to find each other and network. It's an interactive, international group that encourages self-promotion.

Manufacturing, Wholesale & Distribution Forum

9. Manufacturing Operational Excellence

Private Group: 13,740 members

MOE is a platform where manufacturing professionals find value in sharing ideas, opinions and experiences. The group is dedicated to furthering members knowledge base of those committed to maintaining a competitive advantage.

 Manufacturing Operational Excellence

10. Robots in Manufacturing

Private Group: 5,908 members

Not a big group, but a really cool concept! As the use of robots in manufacturing grows, groups like this will lead the way for those in the industry. This group is specifically for designers, manufacturers, marketers and users of industrial robots.

Robots in Manufacturing