Supply Chain Networks

Technologies and strategies for networks for trading partners

Quantifying the Value of Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Networks—Part Four

We estimate the value that a multi-enterprise supply chain network could potentially provide via patient adherence and ease of doing business improvements. The value is quantified for a hypothetical archetypal pharmaceutical manufacturer. We elucidate the key metrics improved, mechanisms of improvement, and typical improvement range expected.

Quantifying the Value of Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Networks—Part Three

We propose and specify a hypothetical multi-enterprise supply chain application network with functionality for track and trace/recall, cold chain, inventory management, patient adherence, and identity management. Then we estimate the potential value of using such a network for an archetypal pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Quantifying the Value of Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Networks—Part Two

Pharmaceutical supply chains face a number of challenges that could be mitigated by the adoption of multi-enterprise supply chain application network technology. Here we describe the structure of pharmaceutical supply chains and key challenges faced, such as: diverse and divergent incentives among different supply chain participants, complexity and opacity of product and financial flows, strict regulations, perishable products, and elusive patient adherence.

Quantifying the Value of Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Networks—Part One

Blockchain technology can provide a foundation for multi-enterprise supply chain networks. Multi-enterprise processes require multi-enterprise software systems, which are architected very differently from single-enterprise systems (such as ERP). Blockchain supports multi-enterprise transactions and processes by design.

Direct Materials P2P—Part Five

There is a tremendous variety of direct materials procure-to-pay solutions. Here we explore a framework for understanding the P2P solutions landscape.

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