Supply chain

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

Bringing region-to-cup traced coffee to U.S. stores with 1850® Coffee

Perhaps now more than ever, people want to support the small businesses, organizations and brands they really love and respect, even when these goods are produced a world away. One product that makes this particularly challenging is coffee. Though, Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, the most in the world, it is […]

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IBM Rapid Supplier Connect and C19 Coalition: Facilitating PPE disbursement

The private sector has responded heroically to the new realities imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, from highlighting the 24/7 heroism of healthcare workers, to apparel companies making protective gowns and masks, restaurants providing free meals, and technologists that have quickly taken years of expertise and experience to launch entirely new capabilities for combatting the crisis. […]

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Dawn is coming: Revitalizing and advancing global trade with blockchain

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a bright light on the fact that global trade and our supply chains are squeezed to a breaking point. While the virus’s spread mercifully appears to have started to subside, we now face what could very well be the largest economic downturn many countries have ever seen. Make no mistake, […]

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IBM Rapid Supplier Connect: Getting COVID-19 responders the equipment they need

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing unprecedented changes to how we all live and work. It goes without saying that we are far from doing business as usual and it is even questionable whether “business as usual” can ever return. Around the world, however, the response to these new changes has been inspiring. Luxury fashion houses […]

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Blockchain-powered autonomous automobiles can be the answer

The swift journey of blockchain from a buzzword to reality is fascinating. Blockchain is currently transforming many industries from healthcare to the food supply chain. Now auto manufacturers are envisioning how distributed ledger technology can be applied to power autonomous vehicles and improve them, increase customer retention, satisfaction, and the overall auto experience. But how […]

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Synchronizing the independent: Breakthrough for supply chain value creation

The hope, the dream, the expectation of the nearly every CEO has always been to constantly synchronize people, operations and suppliers to yield a more efficient and effective business. We all are experiencing the emergency measures of business process and human separation due to COVID-19. We also probably realize much of this will pass and […]

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Episode 17: Helping businesses thrive in a connected world

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher. How businesses adopt and implement breakthrough technologies  We live in a connected world. You know how many episodes of this show refer to a global supply chain and how blockchain can transform said supply chain? Well, that’s because […]

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Blockchain applications that are transforming the world

Blockchain is more than a technology, it’s a movement that can help all industries redefine their most important relationships through trust, transparency and collaboration. Progressive executives are already exploring industry blockchain applications and realizing the value that removing friction, building trust and unlocking new value across their business can provide. In the supply chain area, […]

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Blockchain and EDI: Do they complement or compete with each other?

Today’s multiplex supply chains need to be more transparent and efficient. End-to-end visibility with a single version of the truth in a supply chain is a nirvana which every business would like to achieve. With the evolution of electronic data interchange (EDI), companies went from everything manual to paperless transactions. EDI is the foundation of digital transformation […]

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