Why manage supply chain in the cloud? Abir Thakurta, head of global supply chain for Havertys Furniture, has an answer. The short of it, Thakurta writes, is to think of your supply chain as a social network, such as LinkedIn or Facebook. By mere association, you’re seeing, and in some cases reacting to constant updates about what is going on across your network. And with that many members making that many updates, a single version of the truth begins to emerge.