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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.