supply chain

Cook up a blockchain demo app

It’s never been easier to see what benefit blockchain can bring to a business.  Using the Hyperledger blockchain service on IBM Bluemix, in a few simple steps it’s possible to deploy an app which shows the benefits of applying blockchain to a car leasing supply chain.  This short video gives an overview of the use case. […]

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What Does It Take to Really Fix a Supply Chain?

Knowing best practices and having the right policies doesn’t necessarily translate into desired operational improvements on the front line. So, what does it take for people on the front line to do the right thing?  A recent report for the IBM Center by a team of Northeastern University researchers, Gilbert Nyaga, Gary Young, and Russ […]

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Blockchain, where’s my stuff?

Even though a physical supply chain may be integrated, the supporting information systems are often fragmented.  Members of the supply chain – ranging from the source of raw materials to the consumer – keep their own records of asset information, which drives up costs (through duplication & inefficiencies) increases complexity and causes regulatory challenges. Figure 1 – Simplified Supply […]

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Logistics – old need, but new innovations

I hosted a discussion panel on Defence Supply Chair/Logistics Operations at the 13th SPADE Conference at The Hague, Netherlands on 19-21 May. This event, sponsored by AFCEA, IBM and Sol-Pass, had as a theme “Disruptive Innovation, enabling future capability”. Following a short presentation by each panel member, we enjoyed an engaged discussion session with the […]

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