Today’s supply chain runs at the speed of now and generates massive amounts of data and events that need to be processed, routed, and shared near real-time across all stakeholders within your company, partners, and customers. In this day and age Supply chain participant are always online, always connected and using mobile devices to stay connected while they are away from their laptops.
Within a social supply chain, all members are enabled to use social media to communicate critical supply chain information directly and efficiently in real time.
Take this quick self-assessment to score the social capability of your supply chain. Give yourself 1 point for every question that you can answer with a “yes”.
0 — 1 Your supply chain is about as socially awkward as that odd uncle who still owns a flip phone and only signs on to Facebook to play Farmville.
2 – 3 Your supply chain is average and on par with other companies. You have taken advantage of some mainstream social features and your company is in a great position to expand your use of social tools in your supply chain to increase efficiency, improve communication, and use the social supply chain to your strategic advantage.
4 – 5 Congratulations you are a strong adopter of the social supply chain and you have most likely implemented more advanced social features that we will cover in a future blog on this topic.
Next steps, keep investing in your social supply chain capability and show your support for the social supply chain by using the social media buttons on this blog to re-tweet or share this blog and your social supply chain score.