Historically, manufacturers haven’t had a lot of online networking opportunities. That’s why I was so excited to discover Manufacturing Chat (mfgchat)—a bi-weekly Twitter chat about all things manufacturing. Hosted by Billy Strawter Jr. (@3sixteenweb) and National Industrial Supply (@nischain) mfgchat offers manufacturing experts, leaders and trailblazers a chance to connect through social media and discuss their industry.
At every mfgchat, a topic is chosen and five discussion questions are presented. Using the hashtag #mfgchat, participants can post responses to the questions, ask their own questions or debate points with others. The entire transcript is then posted online and made available for review.
I love mfgchat, and have attended the last few sessions—last time, I even got a chance to select some of the discussion questions. It’s easy to get involved; you don’t need a Twitter account to follow along, but you do need one to participate.
I definitely appreciate the effort mfgchat is making to get manufacturers together online for industry conversation. I am always on the lookout for more ways to connect with the industry, and I will be sure to share any additional opportunities I stumble upon.
The next mfgchat is at 12pm EST on Wednesday, April 20th. To join the conversation, follow @mfgchat or the #mfgchat Twitter stream. Post to the conversation by adding #mfgchat to your response. And if you’re interested in connecting with Arena Solutions on Twitter, you can you can follow us at (@arenasolutions). Hope to see you online!