Book:LIMS Selection Guide for Manufacturing Quality Control/Resources for selecting and implementing informatics solutions/Professional

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4.3 Professional

4.3.1 Trade organizations

Manufacturing organizations number in the hundreds, with far too many to list here. However, the IQS Manufacturer Directory and its list of manufacturing associations makes for a thorough reference and starting point to all types of manufacturing (at IQSdirectory dot com). Secondarily, specialized listings can also be found. For example, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has its own compendium of cosmetic trade and professional associations. A few examples of broad manufacturing-based trade organizations include the Manufacturing Institute (MI) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

4.3.2 Conferences and trade shows

Like trade organizations, conferences and trade shows abound for the various manufacturing-related industries. There are far too many to list here, but representative examples include: