10 things eft’s been reading this week
It’s time to get serious about blockchain.
Blockchain has often been too easy to dismiss, with cryptocurrencies having all the stability of a wet cake at times and frequently requiring ludicrous computing power to action mining or transactions. Well it seems it is time to get serious about it, as numerous major players move from theory through to real-world deployments and tests. This week we look at the development of blockchain in logistics and what this could mean for players across the industry, big and small – from Nestle, IBM and Accenture, down to the producers. Will this shake up the big supply chain software players, which currently have nearly 60% market share (see first story), or will they be able to launch their own blockchain networks?
2018 ERP Update: Are the mega-suite vendors taking over supply chain management? [Logistics Management]
Farm to Cradle: Nestlé Experiments with Tracking Gerber Baby Food on the Blockchain. [Wall Street Journal]
CargoSmart teams with Oracle on blockchain logistics initiative. [Logistics Management]
3 blockchain applications to watch in logistics. [Supply Chain Management]
Numerous Blockchain Logistics Projects Enter Marketplace. [Crypto Disrupt]
Blockchain in Logistics: Tracking Diamonds on the Blockchain. [Commercial Carrier Journal]
Blockchain Unleashed for Mining Logistics. [Streetwise Reports]
If you would like to learn more about blockchain’s role in our industry, then why not sign up to the 20th Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America. There you can attend the interactive panel on blockchain featuring real-world use cases and see how it can transform your business.