Manufacturers sought to join The Manufacturer Thought Leadership Network

Posted on 14 Sep 2016 by The Manufacturer

The Manufacturer Thought Leadership Network has been relaunched after many months of continuous development. We are delighted to be sharing our new online network with members past, present and new, and are confident the network is bigger and better than its predecessor. 

The Manufacturer Thought Leadership Network is free to join and is the leading platform for manufacturers to discuss and learn about the key issues shaping the future of the industry.

It provides members the insight necessary to embrace present and future trends around the digitisation of manufacturing and its associated innovations.

It also offers an unrivalled peer-to-peer networking forum where manufacturers can interact with each other and thought leaders. In this way TM Thought Leadership Network members can gain valuable insight into the journeys others have had on their routes to digital transformation and process improvement.

Four forums comprise the network; Additive Manufacturing, Automation, Industrial Internet of Things, and Servitization.

So why join The Manufacturer Thought Leadership Network?

The four core pillars the network offers are:

  • asking questions, and having questions answered by thought leaders
  • discussing innovations, issues and achievements with your peers
  • reading thought leadership articles, insights, case studies and primary research
  • engaging face-to-face at the annual network events

Each network is supported by key partners; including, ABB; Aston Business School; B&R Automation; Columbus; Epicor; IMechE; Lloyds Bank; Oracle; Schneider Electric; Siemens, and Weidmuller to name just a few.

The Manufacturer Thought Leadership Network Live Events

As well as being an online platform, each network has its own annual event. The events allow members the opportunity to meet and learn from the experts and thought leaders in each topic area. The next annual event will be the Servitization 2016 Conference on October 18 at the Aston Villa Football Club.

Find out more and join The Manufacturer Thought Leadership Network for free at

The event will bring together a select group of companies who have gone through the servitization transformation and are now exploiting the economic and social benefits.

Attendees will get the opportunity to network with leaders from the industry and learn from first hand examples of business model innovation and successful transformation. Furthermore, if you are a member of the Servitization Thought Leadership Network (part of The Manufacturer Thought Leadership Network), you get to attend the conference free.

The Manufacturer is also hosting a webinar in the lead up to Servitization 2016 Conference to give manufacturers an additional insight into the topic. Register here.