The Digital Supply Chain podcast

Supply chain communities and Reddit - a chat with me!!!

July 24, 2020 Tom Raftery Season 1 Episode 56
The Digital Supply Chain podcast
Supply chain communities and Reddit - a chat with me!!!
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The Digital Supply Chain podcast
Supply chain communities and Reddit - a chat with me!!!
Jul 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 56
Tom Raftery

I messed up!

I had a scheduling snafu which meant I don't have a guest for today's show, so you are stuck with me (!).

Now, I know next to nothing about supply chains, so instead I recorded this episode about how I discovered a great supply chain community over on Reddit.

It being Reddit, the demographic over there tends to skew younger, but it is an excellent place to check out supply chain related conversations. If you haven't yet been there, I can highly recommend checking it out. You could well find your next employee there. Or solve that supply chain related problem that has been bugging you for a while now. Enjoy.

If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).

To learn more about how supply chain leaders improve end-to-end supply chain visibility, download the research study of 1,000 COO’s and Chief Supply Chain Officers – “Surviving and Thriving How Supply Chain Leaders minimize risk and maximize opportunities

And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and if you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks.

And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!

Show Notes Transcript

I messed up!

I had a scheduling snafu which meant I don't have a guest for today's show, so you are stuck with me (!).

Now, I know next to nothing about supply chains, so instead I recorded this episode about how I discovered a great supply chain community over on Reddit.

It being Reddit, the demographic over there tends to skew younger, but it is an excellent place to check out supply chain related conversations. If you haven't yet been there, I can highly recommend checking it out. You could well find your next employee there. Or solve that supply chain related problem that has been bugging you for a while now. Enjoy.

If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).

To learn more about how supply chain leaders improve end-to-end supply chain visibility, download the research study of 1,000 COO’s and Chief Supply Chain Officers – “Surviving and Thriving How Supply Chain Leaders minimize risk and maximize opportunities

And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and if you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks.

And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!

[00:00:05] Good morning, good afternoon or good evening wherever you are in the world. This is the Digital Supply Chain podcast. The number one podcast focussing on the digitisation of supply chain. And I'm your host. Global vice president of SFP, Tom Raftery. Hi, everyone, welcome to the Digital Supply-Chain podcast. My name is Tom Raftery with SJP, and we have a little bit of a different show today because I messed up I messed up in my scheduling and I don't have a guest for today, so I'm afraid you're stuck with me today. So there's no intelligent people coming on the show. It's just me, as you know, regular listeners will know. I normally bring somebody on. No one. I say please introduce yourself. And they do. And we have a nice conversation about whatever Supply-Chain topic they happen to be experts in and. I'm an expert in nothing, so we're not going to have that conversation today. But there was one topic I did want to mention that this will be a shorter podcast than normal because of my limited knowledge of things. Chain. But I did want to talk about read it. And I know that might sound unusual and a supply chain podcast, but I realised a couple of months ago, entirely by accident that there is quite a good supply chain community on credit. I was I was over there checking out to see, you know, could I get any good tips on podcasting? And there's a few good podcast related subeditors on Reddit. And, you know, I was dipping in and out of there and getting some actually some good, good ideas, watching what people were saying, throwing in my two cents where, you know, I thought it might help. And it occurred to me to just have a search and see is there is spreaded related Desplechin. I didn't think there would be. But lo and behold, a wise and a took a look at it, and it's actually quite an active community. And that's important because every day there are people going in there and they throw in questions and they get, you know, seven or eight or nine answers or more, depending on what the topic is. I mean, just looking at it here now, there's somebody asking a question. People in any part of the fresh produce supply chain. What are some of the biggest problems you face in your job? And so far, this is one of the doors is only just been posted a while ago. So there's only one comment so far and people vote up and down. If you're not familiar with Reddit, people vote up and down people's posts. So if you put in a silly post, it won't appear high up on the page. If you put in a good post, it will appear high. And, you know, if you join, read it. You should read, first of all, a couple of posts. Look at the format of the comments before jumping in yourselves. Take a look around, see how it's done. Most of the communities in Reddit have a, you know, a community page where they give you kind of the rules of what to do, what not to do. It's a pledge. Anyone doesn't have anything like that. It doesn't have a rules of engagement. But, you know, it's just the typical thing that you'd have in any community, just, you know, be respectful, be helpful, you know, help people out where you can ask questions if it's something you want to know, when people will help you back. I initially one of my first posts there was just alerting people to the fact that this podcast exists. And it was my first post there. So I wanted to be very sure that I was being respectful and that I wasn't, you know, spamming the community, giving them, you know, trying to sell them something they didn't want. So I was respectful and I said, look, I've got this podcast. And if you'd be interested in talking different topics, there's about 50 episodes published. And sure enough, the part the post I put up there got several votes and it went started going up the page and then I started getting comments. It ended up with like thirty comments on it. And people it seemed to be genuinely interested and deleted that I that I mentioned it there. And people asked me, would I do a podcast on analytics or would I do one on end to end visibility? So I did. And, you know, it was a great way of crowdsourcing what people were interested in to the community and the supply chain. Sub Reddit are an engaged community. Now, demographically, they seem to skew younger because you see posts like there's one here saying I got hired for internment in procurement. There's another one called Feet about my CACP exam next week and. Other posts along those lines. So the demographic seems to skew younger. But that's actually a good thing because you get young people who are there who are enthusiastic. And if you're looking if if you're a. And ordered person like me, you know, it's great to engage with these people and it's great to have them be aware of your organisation or if you're looking to hire people, you know, it's a good place to look because it's good. Young, enthusiastic people there. So if you if you haven't checked out the gas, the supply chain, sublet it on Reddit. It's at Reddit, dot com slash or slash Supply-Chain. I'll put it into the description of this podcast as well. [00:05:50][344.7]

[00:05:50] But I just thought, you know, it's somewhere that I stumbled upon accidentally and was delighted with what I found there. So I figured maybe not everybody else is aware of it because I dimensioned it to a couple of other people and they weren't aware either. So, you know, I thought I'd mention it on the podcast and say, if you are not familiar with it, go and cheque it out. I think most people on this, most people who listen to this podcast are probably on Twitter and or LinkedIn, probably more likely on LinkedIn. Both of those have strong communities as well, particularly LinkedIn does a lot of people and supply chain on LinkedIn, obviously. And there are conversations and groups related to supply chain on LinkedIn, but Reddit is there as well. So if you haven't checked it out, I'd strongly recommend you do. [00:06:43][52.4]

[00:06:47] I think. [00:06:47][0.1]

[00:06:49] I think that's all I had. So we got about. [00:06:51][2.6]

[00:06:54] Eight minutes out of that. So, like I said, a shorter than normal podcast today. If there's anything else, do feel free to hit me up. Tom Dot Raftery at SAP dot com if you've any suggestions. I also have a speak pipe page that's speak pipe dot com slash DSC. So feel free to go over there and you can leave a spoken message from me there, which I can play on the show. And that's it. Thank you for your time and attention. And next Monday, we will be back with another podcast with somebody else on this time. So you'll just be listening to me and a monologue. So that'll be hopefully a little more interesting. [00:07:38][44.3]

[00:07:40] Thanks. Have a great weekend. Talk to you next week. [00:07:42][2.4]

[00:07:45] OK. We've come to the end of the show. Thanks, everyone, for listening. If you'd like to know more about digital supply chains, head on over to SCDP dot com slash digital supply chain. Or simply drop me an email to Tom Dot Raftery at SAP dot com if you'd like to show. Please don't forget to subscribe to it. And your podcast application of choice to get new episodes as soon as they're published. Also, please don't forget to read and review the podcast. It really does help new people to find the show. Thanks. Catch you all next time. [00:07:45][0.0]

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