supply chain

S.A.V.E. from IoT: Trust and tracking from a new IoT Blockchain Service

Written by Matthew Mikell | June 12, 2018 | Blockchain, Security

Today’s the day you can make IoT do the work for you, rather than the other way around. You’ve been demanding more value from thousands of devices and the sea of sensor data. You asked, we delivered. Today, IBM is announcing the IBM IoT Blockchain Service; the add-on to IBM IoT Connection Services. But it’s ...read more


Cheat sheet: What has blockchain to do with the IoT?

Written by Jen Clark | December 14, 2017 | Business

Welcome to this week’s cheat sheet, your guide to the murky mysteries of IoT-related technologies. Our last installment explored the basics of blockchain: a digital ledger where transactions and contracts can be securely recorded and distributed. But what has blockchain to do with the IoT, and how does one help the other? Let’s find out. ...read more


Christmas stocking fillers for Santa. Love, Watson IoT

Written by Jen Clark | December 12, 2017 | Asset Management

Santa has a tough job. He’s got to find out who’s naughty and who’s nice, manufacture enough gifts to keep everyone happy, and work out which toy to give which child. Then, of course, there’s all that travelling on Christmas Eve. Feeling guilty that I still get a Christmas stocking even though I’m far too ...read more


Cheat sheet: what is blockchain?

Written by Jen Clark | November 16, 2017 | Blockchain

This guide is for anyone who has ever nodded politely at the mention of blockchain, while secretly breaking into a cold sweat and praying for a change of subject. I hear you, my friend. Here to help is a no-nonsense, no-jargon explanation of what blockchain entails and what you might use it for. Blockchain in ...read more


IoT ruins movies: Bridesmaids

Written by Jen Clark | August 8, 2017 | Blog

Setting the scene: Bridesmaids, food safety and the IoT I’m going to cheat a little on this post, by ruining just one scene from this fabulous film. Most of the dramas we encounter along the way stem from protagonist Annie’s need for a big inner tidy, and far-reaching though it is, the IoT isn’t the ...read more


Driving industry advancements with Watson IoT and Blockchain

Written by Chris O'Connor | July 19, 2017 | Asset Management

This is the year that we are seeing business networks based on blockchain put into production around the world. Early adopters are using this technology to reimagine their industries, developing new ways of interaction that reduce friction and foster innovation. There are a multitude of companies working with IBM to implement blockchain solutions for various different use cases. ...read more


Truck-tracking solution protects cargo with IoT and blockchain

Written by Karen Lewis | June 23, 2017 | News / Press release

One of the biggest challenges in the logistics and transportation industry is the protection of its assets and cargoes. In reality, moving freight with multiple transport companies, ensuring transparency and timely delivery creates the perfect conditions for a blockchain solution to thrive because correctly monitoring and tracking all transactions involves so many different charges and ...read more


The future has arrived for intelligent operations

Written by Karen Butner | June 21, 2017 | Manufacturing

Supply chain executives across all industries have been developing digital strategies over the past several years. They are aggressively addressing integrated technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT) on mobile, collaborative and cloud-based platforms. These executives are applying predictive analytics even more rapidly to all supply chain processes, including asset, inventory, fleet and energy management. ...read more


Blockchain for manufacturer finance in the Automotive industry

Written by Matthew Jones and Sunilkumar Ramakrishnan | May 31, 2017 | Automotive

This is the third of six blog posts that examine how the Automotive industry will be impacted by Blockchain in the near and not so distant future. In this post I elaborate two use cases that have huge potential for Manufacturer Finance. Treasury Operations Today’s largest Automotive companies operate less like single monolithic command and ...read more


Using blockchain and Watson IoT to purchase, activate and track an object

Written by Karen Lewis | February 27, 2017 | Interview

While on site at the Mobile World Congress 2017 event in Barcelona, we caught up with Joel Viale, an IBM certified IT Specialist, to talk about blockchain and IoT. Joel has been super busy showing customers how using blockchain and IoT together can help to create and monetize new business solutions. To help, he’s created ...read more


IBM and Vodafone: collaborating to address real-world issues

Written by Karen Lewis | February 21, 2017 | Blog

Vodafone, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, have announced they are collaborating with IBM to launch a series of new industry solutions. The solutions use IoT technologies to help clients make smarter, data-driven business decisions. Here is a quick sample of some of them: Mobile Asset Optimization: designed to help managed supply chains Global ...read more


IBM and Vodafone join forces to improve Mobile Asset Optimization

Written by Chris O'Connor | February 15, 2017 | Asset Management

The Internet of Things is having a major effect on delivery logistics through tracking and predicting asset movement throughout the supply chain, reducing loss, theft and replacement costs. Today’s asset-intensive organizations must constantly track, assess and manage the reliability of a wide range of physical, technological and human assets. These organizations must manage both inventory ...read more