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    FAQs

    Who runs SupplyChainINTENT?
    What is SupplyChainINTENT?
    Who is it for?
    What makes SupplyChainINTENT different?
    Is there a cost? How much?
    How is it funded?
    Why can’t I ‘connect’ with people?
    Can’t I do all of this on LinkedIn?
    Why do you have different types of membership?
    Can I create as much content as I want?
    What are Clubs?
    How much contact will I receive?
    How is content moderated?
    Do I have time for this?
    What happens if I want to cancel or suspend my account?

    Who runs SupplyChainINTENT?

    This community is owned and operated by Intent Group Ltd. We launched this community in 2020, and intend to grow it organically to build this into a valuable tool and reference for Supply Chain & Logistics professionals.

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    What is SupplyChainINTENT?

    SupplyChainINTENT is an online community for Supply Chain Professionals in strategic roles
    It is designed to allow you to 

    • Discuss and explore major opportunities and challenges 
    • Hear the thoughts of others and weigh up approaches
    • Find counterparts who also face similar challenges
    • Informally benchmark
    • Share your experience, views, and ideas with others 

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    Who is it for?

    Primarily, strategic roles in supply chain and logistics - typically Director-level and above - who take the lead in guiding the community’s activities as ‘SC Leaders’. We also welcome future SC leader practitioners, independent practitioners and solutions providers who may contribute to and gain insights from the community.

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    What makes SupplyChainINTENT different?

    • Secure: all members are verified and activity managed to ensure a safe space for candid sharing
    • Customisable: control who and what you follow using custom activity streams and notification settings
    • Peer reviewed: members rate and up/down vote discussions, questions and answers so that the best contributions are highlighted
    • Responsive: activity in community forums drives the online and in-person sessions we create
    • Collaborative: find members based on common interests, experience & expertise

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    Is there a cost? How much?
    There will always be a free level of membership available for all member types. Right now, there are no paid options but we do plan to offer extra benefits in future.

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    How is it funded?
    SupplyChainINTENT is funded by memberships and partners. We work with member-recommended partners who use the community to host resources, share information, or interact in discussions. Your data is NOT passed to anyone without your explicit consent. Any interaction is at your discretion. See our Privacy Policy for more details.

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    Why can’t I ‘connect’ with people?

    We want the community to be a place to discuss, learn, share experience, and interact when you choose to. We don’t want this to be a ‘popularity contest’ of how many connections any individual has. We also wish to avoid unwarranted contact. So, all interaction is in discussions and you may ‘follow’ members whose contributions you like. Participants may message others, up to levels monitored and managed by us so nobody is inundated with speculative messages. 

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    Can’t I do all of this on LinkedIn?

    We’re not trying to replicate LinkedIn, or replace it...more complement it with a supply chain-specific content structure and managed interaction to make the best use of our members’ time / provide useful insights in a time-efficient way.

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    Why do you have different types of membership?

    Different membership types allow us to maintain a healthy and representative balance of participation and content.

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    Can I create as much content as I want?

    Content submission is governed by membership type and level. Basic membership will not allow you to post content. Content is graded by members - upvoted or downvoted and rates - to encourage and reward thoughtful and value-add contributions. This way, the best content will be seen by more SC professionals. Only verified, bona fide members can post content, and we reserve the right to remove content that is not industry related, relevant, or that may cause offence. We will restrict access for anyone who contravenes community rules. 

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    What are Clubs?

    Clubs are sub-communities within SupplyChainINTENT focused around a specific interest area or other common aspect. Some are open to all, some are by invitation. Contact us if you’d like to start a club, we’re happy to discuss. 

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    How much contact will I receive?

    Firstly, there are no connection requests so, instead, members may choose to follow your contributions to the community. We actively manage messaging limits by member type to prevent abuse and it’s easy to report abuse confidentially to community administrators. We can and will sanction members who do not adhere to community policies and guidelines.

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    How is content moderated?

    We can’t and don’t moderate each and every contribution so…

    1. We set clear guidelines for content and activity
    2. Members can react to content positively or negatively. Content which receives a certain level of negative feedback is automatically hidden
    3. All posts contain a ‘Report post’ link which allows members to confidentially flag content to administrators

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    Do I have time for this?

    We are acutely aware of the demands on our members’ time so we’ve designed the community to make it quick and easy to zero in on precisely what’s relevant for you:

    • Faceted search offers multiple ways to filter content, members and activity
    • Create custom activity streams so that you only see what you've selected each time you sign in

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    What if I want to cancel or suspend my account?

    No problem. Just let us know and we can either fully delete your account and all your content or, alternatively, we can suspend it so that you are not visible to other members but you save your content in case you want to pick up again from where you left off.

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