Supply chain organizations consider collaboration to be a key avenue for mutual benefit with external business partners. However, a successful internal collaboration effort should be in place as a foundation before an organization expands to its partners. When building collaboration, organizations should consider the importance of focusing on critical soft skills as well as adopting structures and platforms that integrate collaboration within regular workflows.
Many organizations look to collaboration as a way to increase efficiency and also derive benefits from external relationships. APQC recommends that organizations establish a successful internal collaboration effort before expanding to external relationships.
This infographic presents two key components for a successful internal collaboration effort: critical soft skills and a structure for employee collaboration.
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