GT Nexus has launched "G2," a social networking tool.
As an example, information technology applications developer said members of its GT Nexus Shipper Council – a group of shippers – are using G2 to collaborate on key initiatives.
“The shipper council has become a very active group,” said Patrick Halloran, director of trade and logistics at Cardinal Health and chairman of the council. “We have several subcommittees already collaborating on G2 in ways similar to the way friends interact on Facebook. There is significant potential for this kind of technology to efficiently manage global supply chains.”
“Supply chain management is all about inter-company collaboration,” said Andy Stinnes, GT Nexus’ executive vice president of products and strategy. “Since all of our customers share a common business platform, they often share ideas and work together on common issues. G2 is the tool that will help foster collaboration like you see in the consumer world, only focused on very real and very specific supply chain business and technology issues.”