Hi Bob. I think there are tremendous implications for social networks to become a huge part of the way supply chain practitioners and managers gather information. www.socialtimes.com reported that the “Use of social networks by the Fortune 500 companies has seen explosive growth in 2010, with 83% of the companies using at least one of the social media sites.”
Here's an interesting recent article on the topic from Forbes: Are You Ready for the Social Supply Chain?
I'd love to see some people in the field weigh in on this!