There were so many interesting developments in 2018 and more to come this year. Here we take a look at what’s happening in autonomous supply chains, omni-channel delivery, AI/machine learning, blockchain for supply chain, checkoutless stores, and self-sovereign ID.
Blockchain and Digital Ledger technologies, applications, implications, and news
Romaine Remains: Will the Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak Hasten or Hinder Traceability In Produce Supply Chains?
As the saying goes, “never let a good crisis go to waste.” Ironically, the industry’s response to the recent crises of E. coli contamination of romaine lettuce may delay rather than speed up implementation of traceability across produce supply chains.
Blockchain’s Role in the Produce Supply Chain: Part Three – Specific Capabilities
Here we describe specific capabilities blockchain brings to a produce supply chain, such as tamper-resistance, automation/smart contracts, settlement, record of soft claims, auditability, and enabling uber-like spot markets. We also touch on why a permissioned blockchain is needed.
Blockchain’s Role in the Produce Supply Chain: Part One – Traceability and Blockchain
We discuss blockchain and three other approaches to achieving traceability, as the foundation for providing provenance assurance and improved recall capabilities. This includes a discussion of the impact of FSMA, industry standards, and networked SaaS systems.
Blockchain, Identity, and CSR in 2018
Here we explore three topics we believe will be key in 2018: Blockchain (and its use cases for supply chain), trends in Identity Management, and the increasing importance of Corporate Social Responsibility for our supply chains and the world.
Blockchain Gets Real
The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) facilitates post-trade processing for over 98% of all credit derivatives worldwide (over $11 trillion). Last week, they announced (together with IBM) that DTCC is moving their credit derivatives Trade Information Warehouse (TIW) service off their legacy relational database and online transaction processing technologies and onto a distributed ledger, based on blockchain technology. That is a big deal for blockchain.