7 of the best manufacturing blogs

The internet is a big place. So big, in fact, that it’s easy to get lost among its many digital corridors, but it’s in those little nooks and crannies that manufacturers can find some fantastic resources to stay abreast of industry news, tips and trends.

Blogging is about sharing knowledge and advice, and helping others. You may be surprised to hear that manufacturers have long used the power of this medium to reach out and share a wealth of industry insight.

In this post, I’d like to share with you 7 of the best manufacturing blogs. I recommend bookmarking them and making it a habit of reading each one on a daily or weekly basis.

1. Manufacturing.net

Quite possibly taking the crown for best domain name, Manufacturing.net is a brilliant resource for manufacturers of all sizes and industries. Blog posts appear in impressive numbers each day, making it a must-have daily read.

2. The ThomasNet Blog

ThomasNet is best known as a ‘supplier discovery platform’ which specialises in connecting buyers with suppliers, but their blog is a sight to behold; colourful, image-rich and fully of useful advice, it’s a joy to read.

3. Shopfloor
From the National Association of Manufacturers, the Shopfloor blog focuses on the all important manufacturing topic of policy and also covers the often thorny side that is politics. If there’s something you need to be aware of, you’ll find it covered here.

4. Manufacture This
Ok, so this one comes from the Alliance for American Manufacturing, but there’s nothing like keeping tabs on what’s taking place across the pond, and this website is a rich resource for US manufacturing techniques, news and trends.

5. Manufacturing Innovation Blog
Another US-centric manufacturing blog, this time overseen by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). This website is a brilliant pitstop for key manufacturer resources and advice from industry experts.

6. Industrial Marketing Today
As the name suggests, this blog focuses mainly on the industrial sector of manufacturing and is the place to go for advice on all things marketing. In particular, they focus heavily on content marketing, which is becoming the go-to marketing tactic for manufacturers in 2016.

7. The Manufacturer
If you’re looking for manufacturing news, The Manufacturer should be on your daily read list. Featuring almost solely UK-centric content, this particular blog is run by a significantly-sized team behind the scenes, so you’re guaranteed an impressive amount of fresh content every day. Their posts are also refreshingly small and easily digestible.

We hope you enjoy the above blogs – we certainly do. While reading them, you may even ask yourself an important question: why not start your own manufacturing blog? Share in sharing the knowledge – we’re all in this together!