Supply Chain

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

Digital transformation: Next Gen procurement and supply chain

Procurement and supply chain are at the cusp of a disruption with AI, IoT and blockchain technology. A digital transformation is ensuing with the promise of greater efficiency in business processes, operations, transparency and security. Just look at some of the news trending in the tech world right now with Walmart using blockchain to trace […]

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Enterprise-ready blockchain brings transparency to supply chains

There are over 17 million shipping containers in the world, of which five to six million are currently being transported on oceans, rails and roads. In the shipping process, inconsistent information and limited transparency across organizational boundaries can sometimes hinder the efficient movement of goods. These costly inefficiencies could soon be eliminated by blockchain supply […]

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How blockchain is bringing trust to digital ad buys

It used to be so simple. The supply chain behind a media buy was made up of three main players — client, agency and media property — and each type of media came with a single measurement source. But the digital era is making that model obsolete, like rabbit ears or appointment-viewing TV. In today’s […]

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Blockchain for intelligence supply chains

Blockchain use cases for supply chains are typically associated with traditional commerce, using a distributed ledger to secure and accelerate the sequence of processes, resources and material that produce and distribute goods or services for consumption. But intelligence production and dissemination — commonly understood as collecting information of law enforcement, military or political value — […]

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Leveraging blockchain from transactions to returns

The holiday season may feel ages ago, but retailers can’t let their guards down yet. From returns and exchanges, to everyday measures like ensuring the quality of the products they sell, competitive pricing and managing supply and demand, retailers are shining a spotlight this coming year on their supply chains. Retail stores know merchandise returns […]

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Digitizing Global Trade with Maersk and IBM

Since this post was published, A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM have announced the creation of TradeLens, jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the global supply chain. For more information, please go to www.tradelens.com, follow the TradeLens blog and the TradeLens LinkedIn page. A global trade platform using blockchain technology aimed at improving the cost […]

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Making blockchain real for business

Blockchain technology is poised to revolutionize businesses and change how societies interact. It alters the paradigm of how multi-party transactions are performed by enabling a shared, immutable ledger for recording the history of transactions between counter parties in a business network. Organizations can now leverage blockchain to fundamentally rewrite existing business models, processes and systems, […]

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Blockchain provenance: Where’s my new sweater really from?

Recently we learned that a major steel company falsified inspection certificates that detailed the quality of aluminum and copper it sold. This scandal is now reverberating through the global supply chain. Hundreds of major auto, aircraft and train manufacturers worldwide have long relied on this company to provide raw materials for their products. These companies are now […]

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Blockchain in healthcare: Patient benefits and more

Blockchain technology is a game-changer with the potential to impact not one or two industries, but the complete landscape of how business is done. When 200 healthcare executives were surveyed, 16 percent expect to have a commercial blockchain solution at scale sometime this year. The key players for blockchain adoption will be regulators, industry groups […]

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