supply chain

Learning how to increase your profits with blockchain

Regardless of the product that an organization manufactures or sells, the desire to have a reliable supply chain practice is not a new concept. Companies and, for that matter, consumers want to be able to ensure that their goods are arriving safely and with little or no issue. If there is an issue, it would […]

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IBM announces blockchain contest to crowdsource COVID-19 solutions

As the world struggles to halt the spread of COVID-19 and deliver relief to the millions of people who’ve been impacted, the technology sector is stepping up in a big way to provide innovative solutions to some truly daunting problems. From promoting supply chain resilience to attesting outbreak data, one emerging innovation that has had […]

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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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Blockchain as an enabler to becoming a cognitive enterprise

Technologies like blockchain, IoT, AI and automation, play a key role in the transformation of organizations to a cognitive enterprise. Interaction with its stakeholder ecosystem is foundational to any enterprise and blockchain solutions make these interactions efficient by optimizing these touchpoints. As we discussed in our previous post, blockchain technology brings trust in transactions by […]

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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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From lettuce to luxury goods, blockchain helps industries thrive

What do you think of when you hear blockchain? The term cryptocurrency leaps to mind for many people, but that definition fails to represent the breadth and depth of blockchain today. Over the past several years, practical blockchain use cases have emerged as organizations worldwide recognized blockchain as a tool to help solve real-world problems […]

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Why digital traceability can accelerate the aquacultural revolution

Aquaculture has been going through something of a revolution. It’s easy to forget that aquaculture is a relatively new industry, with the most established farms having gotten their start in only the late 20th century. However, it’s a good thing they did. Seafood producers using acquaculture now account for more than half of all fish […]

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World Food Safety Day: How blockchain helps serve safer salads

Since 2018, the CDC has recorded five E. Coli outbreaks related to leafy green vegetables. The agency estimates that foodborne diseases account for about 48 million illnesses each year, with leafy green vegetables as the leading cause. Recalls caused by E. Coli outbreaks and other food safety issues are disruptive and expensive to the food […]

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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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