supply chain

Mythbusters for Business Partners: Blockchain facts or fiction

Let’s be honest with each other. How many of you still believe that blockchain technology is Bitcoin? Or that it’s only applicable for cryptocurrency? Well, blockchain has become so much more. The most popular misconception is that Bitcoin equals blockchain. When Bitcoin was the only blockchain, there wasn’t much distinction between the terms. As the […]

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Building resilient food supply chains in the face of COVID-19

In the midst of one of the most widespread pandemics in recent history, it’s nothing short of a miracle that our global supply chain has been able to consistently deliver food to the people that need it, however this strain on our global supply chain isn’t likely to subside any time soon and companies will […]

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Blockchain — but make it fashion

Perhaps the most widely referenced use case for blockchain is track and trace, the benefits of which have been expounded upon countlessly. Still, how often are these benefits applied to industries outside of banking and manufacturing? Blockchain as a service continues to prove itself across industries, having graduated from successful pilots such as those in […]

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Blockchain in a nutshell: Building enterprise solutions

In the last few years, many large enterprises have been evaluating permissioned blockchain technologies by conducting limited proof of technologies (PoT) and some of them have gone on to production rollouts of minimum viable products (MVPs). These implementations have been primarily in the area banking, financial services, supply chain and credential management domains. To use […]

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How the FDA is piloting blockchain for the pharmaceutical supply chain

In light of the current state of our world, things like supply chain management, prescription drug traceability and pharmaceutical integrity are of utmost importance. Last year, we announced our work with KPMG, Merck and Walmart as key participants in the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) pilot program in support of the U.S. Drug […]

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IBM Rapid Supplier Connect: Getting COVID-19 responders the equipment they need

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing unprecedented changes to how we all live and work. It goes without saying that we are far from doing business as usual and it is even questionable whether “business as usual” can ever return. Around the world, however, the response to these new changes has been inspiring. Luxury fashion houses […]

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Blockchain-powered autonomous automobiles can be the answer

The swift journey of blockchain from a buzzword to reality is fascinating. Blockchain is currently transforming many industries from healthcare to the food supply chain. Now auto manufacturers are envisioning how distributed ledger technology can be applied to power autonomous vehicles and improve them, increase customer retention, satisfaction, and the overall auto experience. But how […]

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Blockchain’s role in COVID-19 response and recovery

More than any event in our lifetime, the COVID-19 global pandemic underscores the interconnectedness of our world. It also throws a very harsh light on a troubling fact: at a time when we need rapid, coordinated action and collaboration, massive amounts of critical information continue to be trapped in hardened data silos and legacy processes. […]

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Synchronizing the independent: Breakthrough for supply chain value creation

The hope, the dream, the expectation of the nearly every CEO has always been to constantly synchronize people, operations and suppliers to yield a more efficient and effective business. We all are experiencing the emergency measures of business process and human separation due to COVID-19. We also probably realize much of this will pass and […]

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