Tap a couple of keys to visit hundreds of Web pages on just
about every subject modern manufacturers need to understand.
Whether the product is steel or stoneware; glass or griddles;
food or fashions, rely on this site for in-depth industry
information, breaking news, technical tips and all sorts of
tools that make staying in the black a little bit easier.
What you need to know
Savvy manufacturers will admit there's always something new
to learn - and freshman entrepreneurs simply need to know
how to get started. This section provides a primer, of
sorts, on a number of operational topics, including
Software and Hardware, Vendor Relations, Staff and
Employment, Sales and Marketing, Customer Service and
Purchasing, Insurance, and Communications.
The most successful manufacturers understand that,
sometimes, it makes sense to go by the book - or perhaps a
trade journal or magazine. What follows is a list of links
to leading professional publications applicable to a broad
range of industry sectors. In some cases, free
subscriptions are available to qualified
Most likely, it's safe to say that business owners enjoy
nothing more than sharing news and knowledge with
colleagues and friends. Fortunately, the manufacturing
community offers many ways to do just that. This section
features some of the most important shows and conferences
in the industry, along with event summaries and
The manufacturing business is gigantic in scope, and so, of
course, is the news it generates. Visit this site often for
ongoing, timely updates on important developments in every
industry sector. From corporate boardrooms to the factory
floor, mega-plants to mom-and-pop shops, the top stories
will always wind up here.
Trade Associations and Resources
Today's manufacturer must compete in a global economy with innovation and efficiency. No matter what kind of widget you make, you need resources to ensure that you have the technology, the trained workforce, and the financing needed for your business to succeed. This section provides information on manufacturing trade associations and other resources that will help you find the requisite solutions.
Licensing/Certification, Training & Cont.
Visit this section to investigate the particulars of
professional licensing processes for the manufacturing
industry, as well as for numerous available educational and
training opportunities. Certified sales professional, lean
manufacturing certification, and certified production and
inventory management are among the many designations
explored here. Direct links also connect to leading
resources for career advancement in the field.