supply chain

Creating solutions for freight management with AI, IoT and blockchain

Logistics and transportation today is built upon a universe of antiquated supply chain assets, in which eye-watering sums of capital now find their home. The investment plans for these assets were approved long ago, in a world far different than that in which we currently live. This is still the case even with tech start-up […]

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What are smart contracts on blockchain?

Have you ever bought a car? A house? If so, you’ve experienced the special type of aggravation that is unique to these types of complex transactions. Many industry leaders have felt that same pain and have been exploring how the use of smart contracts on blockchain can be used to alleviate it. Whether you’ve just […]

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By developers, for developers: The IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan

What do you get when you offer easy access to an enterprise blockchain test environment for three months? More than 2,000 developers and tens of thousands of transaction blocks, all sprinting toward production readiness. Today, IBM announced that the program powering these new networks — IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan — is now generally available. […]

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First Mover advantage: Innovation through blockchain

In my previous post, Blockchain Rx: A cure for healthcare and life sciences? I explained some of the benefits of implementing blockchain and narrowed down which blockchain use cases in these industries are the most viable, and dove into a key blockchain use case in the life sciences industry. In this post, I will explore […]

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Transforming the manufacturing industry through built trust

Blockchain could be the next great disruption that manufacturers need to truly revolutionize their industry. With the potential to reduce cost by multiples, decrease lead time to focus on other core competencies and other great benefits, the application of blockchain will enable manufacturers to generate greater visibility within their manufacturing process and simplify otherwise mundane […]

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Shopping for blockchain: Modernizing consumer retail

At the retail industry’s signature annual event, the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City, IBM went big by showcasing a demo featuring an end-to-end use case employing blockchain in supply chain. We were joined by hundreds of clients and vendors that were excited to learn more about the technology. Many people […]

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New consortium collaborates to put jewelry on blockchain

You want to buy a beautiful necklace for that special someone, but how can you confirm it was mined and manufactured responsibly? Providing such information to consumers is not yet a common practice. Though diamonds in today’s jewelry market are much more likely to be conflict free thanks to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, it […]

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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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