When important information is withheld, it leads to enormous inefficiencies or even disasters in the supply chain. Trust is needed to streamline decision making and interactions in the supply chain. But, in spite of what "Kumbaya Collaborationists" preach, there are very real and serious risks with sharing information. This article explores answers to this conundrum.
to reduce cycle times, nventory levels, improve service, and innovate products faster are pushing companies to integrate more tightly and share more information, not less. No longer can you afford the sloppiness inherent in keeping your trading partners in the dark. Table 1. Risks and Rewards of Sharing Information with Partners Type of Information Rewards from Sharing Information Risks from Sharing Information Product Designs and Roadmaps Increased Innovation —Pace of innovation is increased when