Before diving straight into the topic lets familiarize ourselves with what is Linkedin and the use of LinkedIn Groups.
“LinkedIn” is a common name being heard every nook and corner among professionals. May it is business, medicine, engineering, fashion or any form of work, there is always a humming on how people can easily connect on LinkedIn. Yes, LinkedIn is known to be the social network for professionals to connect with professionals. You can put it as simple as, LinkedIn is like Facebook for your career!
LinkedIn is the best best for anyone who wants to take their professional career forward. It can be considered as a digital version of a professional network meetup. Similarly, LinkedIn Groups are places for not professionals or individuals but for businesses with a goal for creating a difference in the community.
LinkedIn Groups are a part of LinkedIn that provides a platform for professionals with similar interests or working in the same industry, can share views, content, post questions and answers, make new contacts and grow as a better professional or industry expert. It can work as a forum space where customers can easily interact with the service providers. LinkedIn Groups can also be used as a lead generation tool by making quality and potential connections.
People tend to interchangeably use the terms logistics and supply chain management. Logistics can be simply be defined as a link between the manufacturing and operations of a company. Whereas logistics forms a part of supply chain management which can be a third party company that manages the overall movement of a package or product either inbound or outbound.
If you have a passion for logistics and supply chain management and would like to take forward your business to the next level. Here are the top ten LinkedIn Groups that you must join for professionally excelling in logistics and supply chain management. This platform will aid in sharing the best practices of professionals on how to navigate the updated Supply Chain Management system and Logistics Management system.
Consisting of 305,000 members, this group is powered by the team at Supply Chain Drive. The group will be confined to topics of discussion that includes storage/warehousing, freight (air/motor), shipping/logistics/tracking, technology, regulation and management.
Consisting of 214,675 members, this group aims to create a community of people with a strong Supply Chain Management Profile (SCM). Previous experience or interest in operations management of the supply chain on projects, using various software, and ERPs.
Consisting of 157,635 members, the group is mainly for logistics and supply chain executive professionals.
Consisting of 54,524 members, the Logistics Consulting group is made to share, listen and grow with communicating and interacting among the group members to build a better yet efficient logistics supply chain with reduced total logistics cost.
5. A Truckload, Trucking, Logistics, Supply Chain, 3PL, Distribution group. Transportation, Transport
Consisting of 100,002 professionals, this group is to discuss on questions, ideas and news updates regarding trucking, 3PL, distribution, supply chain management, freight, logistics, transportation, flatbed, dry, refrigerated, specialized, express, ocean, NVOCC, small package management, International, reverse, rail, and warehouse management.
Consisting of 141,454 professionals and is a group meant for the logistics professionals across the global network to interact and discuss topics related to logistics and management.
7. Supply Chain Minded (#1 Sourcing, Production, Warehousing, Transport, Reverse Logistics, Lean group)
Consisting of 54,124 professionals, Supply Chain Minded is a fast-growing online community in Supply Chain for Planning, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Delivery and Reverse Logistics professionals on LinkedIn. Visit their website, https://www.supplychainminded.com for the latest news and updates on supply chain management. This group aims to connect professionals and keep them informed and active in topics such as Supply Chain Management, Purchase Management, Manufacturing Management, Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Distribution Management; Reverse Logistics, Service Logistics, Lean & Six Sigma, and 3PL logistics companies.
Consisting of 65,311 professionals. The Inspired Supply Chain & Logistics Executives (ISCLE) is a global networking LinkedIn group with more than 50,000 logistics and supply chain executives across the globe. ISCLE offers you your own dedicated platform for sharing connections and experiences and to improve your knowledge in logistics and supply chain management, on the best practices in the supply chain, leadership qualities and the ability to practice and to inspire excellence in performance among each other.
Consisting of 100,253 professionals, the Logistics of Logistics is a group meant to be a resource for logistics, transportation and supply chain professionals online. Ideally, the group will be based on interactions for a learning experience, build new professional connections and start earning at the same time.
Consisting of 137,282 professionals, the Freight and Logistics Professionals is a group aiming to bring together freight, logistics and overall supply chain professionals and 3PL experts together to share ideas and interest.
These are just a few of the most top grossing logistics learning and interaction groups on LinkedIn. Now, it is your turn to select and join the groups as per your requirement for your professional growth and upliftment in the field of logistics and supply chain management.