Supply chain

Blockchain adds greater visibility, transparency and efficiency across the entire supply chain so goods can be traded with confidence.

Modernizing seaport logistics with a secure blockchain solution

Have you ever thought about the complexity behind operations at a maritime port? The port ecosystem is enormous and involves a huge number of different stakeholders and entities. Each port’s daily logistics include retailers, freight forwarders, carriers, consignees, port authority, container terminals, shippers, shipping agents and more. Unfortunately, every one of these operators usually has […]

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Automating EDI to the max: no partner left behind

At an IBM event few years ago, I watched a customer present on the great benefit he was experiencing from his Document Conversion Services (fax and email to EDI) solution. I was coming from a global, standards-driven, high-automation point of view and was surprised that he was so effusive about a solution that sounded to […]

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Crypto and blockchain acceleration in uncertain times

There are moments that change the world, that create seismic shifts in what feels like an instant. The ongoing cycles of COVID pandemic and the fallout of the Russian war in Ukraine have changed the world. These shifts are felt daily in the world of trade, where we’re seeing new widespread adoption of digital solutions […]

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Surging toward a data-driven supply chain: Why reinvention could happen sooner than you think

Amid disruption, trusted real-time data can boost global supply chain resiliency Supply chain leaders are looking for new strategies to cope with geopolitical unrest, labor challenges, inflation, climate change, supply challenges and cyber-attacks. Any sign of recovery in industries in industries such as manufacturing, semiconductors and automotive, are at risk from ongoing supply chain disruption. […]

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Digital transformation can turn sustainability into your winning business strategy

It’s past time for businesses to get serious about their sustainability efforts. Governments, shareholders, employees and consumers all want businesses to make environmental concerns integral to their decision-making. In fact, research from IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV) finds that 50% of consumers say they’re willing to pay a premium for sustainable brands. But there’s […]

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Four ways digital transformation can help meet sustainability goals

The pandemic-related events of the past two years have people rethinking their sustainability priorities. Governments are issuing regulatory standards. Investors and financial managers are incorporating sustainability criteria in their investment decisions. And customers and employees have become much more environmentally conscious, seeking brands and employers who share their values. Together these forces are shaping a […]

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What really happened with Cyber Week 2021? Analyzing the trends of the year’s biggest shopping week

Supply chain chaos did not deter holiday shoppers during Cyber Week, but it did shift shopping patterns and a few long-lived holiday shopping traditions. Black Thursday disappeared… In recent years as Black Friday grew, deep discounts and increased customer demand pushed stores to open earlier and earlier, until eventually they technically opened on Thanksgiving eve, […]

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Blockchain newsletter: Real-world success stories from IBM Blockchain

Visionary companies are innovating how they work with IBM Blockchain, convening business networks that extend collaboration and optimization beyond organizational walls. We are laser focused on the areas delivering significant business value for our customers and their industry partners today: Supply chain. Bolster your supply chain with multi-tier visibility and workflow automation. This matters more […]

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Accelerating your journey to decarbonization through digitalization

Corporations around the world are increasingly focused on sustainability and implementing strategies for achieving net-zero emissions in greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2050 or sooner. To stop global warming and the impacts of climate change, we need to reduce the 51 billion tons of carbon emitted into the atmosphere annually down to zero, and limit global […]

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