Getting started with your profile

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As with a lot of things, getting started is often the most difficult part. We’ve tried our best to make your Manufacturing Network Business Profile as easy to navigate around and mange to avoid any learning curve. We still appreciate, what’s intuitive to one, may not be to another. Particularly on different devices. To get […]

How to: Write a Great Tagline

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Firstly to write a great tagline, we need to know what’s it’s purpose and where does it show up? Your tagline should provide a brief summary of what you do and what you broadly class your business capability as. This is because your tagline is shown in three key places; Your profile, directly beneath your company […]

How to: Write a Great Introduction for Your Profile

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We’ll start with purpose, what is it your introduction needs to achieve and where will it display? Your Introduction has two parts – the Introduction Title and the Introduction Notes   Introduction Title Your introduction title will be displayed on the first page of your Manufacturing Network Business Profile. This means it’s one of the […]

How to: Prepare & Upload Your Logo

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Your logo appears in a couple of key places. Of course on your profile, but also in the search results. The locations where your logo displays are square, allowing all shapes and sizes to display. However, there are some tips you can follow to make sure it displays at it’s best. Square is best If you want […]

Choosing or designing an awesome cover image for your profile

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Your cover image or “Profile Background” is a key part of putting your stamp on your Manufacturing Network Profile. Changing it from a capability profile into something more like your own website. The background image accounts for more than 50% of the screen coverage. By default you’ll be provided with our standard blue background, so it’s […]

How to: Select Your Processes or Capabilities

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The processes you select define how you show up in the Manufacturing Network Search Engine. Unlike directories and other online profiles, our algorithm uses the difference between Core and Supplementary processes to help align search results with buyer requirements. Suppliers get genuine leads, buyers find capable suppliers, everyone wins. If you don’t yet know the […]

Example of the Difference Between Core & Supplementary Capability

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The Manufacturing Network Search Engine differentiates between “Core” and “Supplementary” processes – this provides a far more useful search profile for buyers looking for specific capabilities.   Here’s a simple example of the difference… MN Ltd is a machine shop, they have a range of milling, turning and some grinding capability, however for jobs involving […]

The Dashboard Explained

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Your Dashboard – very much like your car dashboard gives you information about the current status. With messages, indicators and calls to action it can be a lot to take in so here’s a bit of a guide. How to get to your dashboard You can navigate to your dashboard simply by logging into your […]

Examples of Certifications

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Your Manufacturing Network Profile has a section for you to list the certifications your business holds, these may be awarded by customers or independent assurance bodies. The staple example of a certification would be an ISO 9001 or 14001 certificate. Other examples may be customer approvals, or awards that you’ve achieved. Here’s a list of […]