The Web 2.0 Association: Reader Response (CPPC-CCMP Profile)
Response to our recent sponsor profile articles is quite active with the posting on services procurement garnering more than 20 comments.
As is our normal practice, I am more than pleased to share these comments with you starting with the feedback that was received from a supply chain professional in Panama regarding the August 20th post titled “The Web 2.0 Association: A Dynamic Engagement Between Stakeholders Sharing the Same Interests and Goals.
Be sure to look for reader comments in future posts.
From Lance, Global Logistics Specialist, Panama (Maersk Logistics)
Where it once did, the value gained from the traditional Association model can no longer compete for my attention. I need to collaborate bigger, faster, stronger – and at my convenience.
Associations could better leverage Web 2.0 to deliver a greater level of service to me as a supply chain professional by more actively, rapidly and efficiently aligning with the pace at which new, useful industry information becomes available – then delivering this information in an effective way, so as to keep me abreast of trends, best-practices and exchange ideas with fellow members; thereby making me a more valuable professional.
If done effectively, this would be a value proposition beyond what I see today in many other Associations. This value, in turn, may then attract membership at a higher rate; thus creating an even larger, and more valuable platform for so many to exchange real-life, real-time expertise and experience – again, contributing to my value as a professional.
The platform could also host polls for its members – such as rating the many certification and professional designation courses available to us. This service would be valuable to the many of us that seek continual professional development, but would appreciate our perrs’ comparative assessments prior to making the spend.
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