supply chain

How blockchain and IoT is making supply chain smarter

These days, supply chains are complex as well as distributed, involving a large number of parties. Supply chain companies are upgrading their business operations by adopting technologies like IoT and blockchain to monitor assets accurately. In fact, since 2018 the blockchain in IoT market grew from USD 30 million to 113 million, and is projected […]

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Simplify your supply chain with blockchain-enabled digital passport

Some of the key industry pain points facing supply chain management include the complex, labor-intensive process of supplier onboarding and the trust deficit between the buyer and the suppliers. By implementing blockchain technology, these issues can be addressed and bring speed, efficiency and trust to the industry. Today’s businesses are operating in an increasingly complex […]

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Can fixing a logistics problem solve a major social challenge?

The logistics sector in Japan faces two critical challenges. First, a labor shortage due to an aging society, and second, the need for logistics providers to adapt technologically to the changing e-commerce environment. We can solve these challenges by doing two things. The first is to eliminate labor-intensive, paper-based processes, and the second is to […]

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Blockchain-traced seafood: Helping historic New England fisheries thrive

In Massachusetts, we like to think we know our scallops. Barely 15 miles from our headquarters at Raw Seafoods sits the town of New Bedford, where New England fishermen first began using “catboats” to dredge bay scallops in the early 1900s. By the mid 1950s, more than 85 percent of the national scallop catch came […]

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Blockchain helps trace responsibly produced raw materials

Despite industry efforts, “conflict resources” can still make their way into products. A little over a decade ago, I co-published a Financial Times article that served as an industries wake-up call about this problem. The article highlighted findings from a study I’d done in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where their war was funded by […]

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Blockchain brings visibility to the finished vehicle supply chain

In the auto industry, it can be said that there are two kinds of supply chains. The first and more talked about relates to the flow of parts and components from an enormous web of suppliers into a relatively small number of car manufacturers, or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It’s largely about planning, forecasting and […]

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Want to reduce ocean pollution? Blockchain is paving the way

Every year, about 8 million metric tons of plastics go into the oceans. It’s not a new problem, but recent stunning revelations — like the existence of a huge floating cluster of trash known widely as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” — have been a wakeup call to the world about the scope of the […]

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How blockchain technology amplifies mining industry efficiency

The mining and metals sector has been around for thousands of years. As the founder of a tech company setting out to innovate the industry, I’m often asked why innovate given the industry’s continued success. At MineHub, we asked ourselves how can large companies adopt innovative technologies to generate efficiencies, without creating disruption? You see, […]

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Episode 7: How blockchain is making your food safer and smarter

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Do you trust the food you eat? These days, more weight is being placed on conscious consumerism and people are beginning to really care about where they’re getting their food. Blockchain, like so much technology, is generally […]

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