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The biggest, baddest thing in supply chain for 2020

Supply chain has had an interesting history in the last decade. Business landscapes became global, consumers are more intelligent, markets grew, customer value became important, the last mile got shorter and speed to action became crucial. Technology has been a key influencer for these changes to happen, and one of the technologies that is disrupting […]

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Enterprise blockchain for verifying product authenticity

100% extra virgin olive oil. Fair trade coffee. Conflict-free minerals. Most of us are familiar with these terms, and every day we place our trust in labels and our favorite retailers, but how do we know these claims are real? Many products are in fact mislabeled or have misleading labels. Did you know that more […]

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4 fascinating blockchain stories you might have missed in 2019

In November I took the Amtrak up to New Bedford, Massachusetts to see IBM Food Trust in action. I haven’t been back to New England much since spending three years living in an old Connecticut port town as a child, and boy did New Bedford deliver on the nostalgia front. The town is picturesque New […]

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The New York Times, IBM explore blockchain as a means to verify trustworthiness in digital media

We live in a precarious time for trust. From viral videos, to raw diamonds, to organic chickens, the question of authenticity has never been more salient. Perhaps it’s because authenticity has never been easier to forge. Technology has given bad actors powerful new tools to manipulate our very perception of the truth. But technology can also […]

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Win customers’ hearts with a transparent supply chain

Only a few years ago, consumers could trust the quality and integrity, ultimately the provenance, of their milk. That’s because each morning it was hand-delivered from a local farm by a familiar and trustworthy face: the milkman. Such a service might seem unnecessary today, but a clear link between the creation of a product to […]

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Public versus private: What to know before getting started with blockchain

Since being published, the next generation of the IBM Blockchain Platform has been announced. Therefore, IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan will be removed from the IBM Cloud Catalog starting July 5th, 2019 and you will not be able to provision new instances after that. However, existing instances will be supported until June 4, 2020. To […]

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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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