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Manufacturing

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
    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.
  • Industry Publications
    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 professionals.
  • Trade Shows
    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 when-and-where information.
  • Trade Associations and Resources
    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.