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The Smart Logistics Network of the Future: Blockchain in the Supply Chain

The Smart Logistics Network of the Future: Blockchain in the Supply Chain

The numbers speak volumes! There is clearly tremendous interest among supply chain practitioners to learn, understand and share thoughts on Blockchain. In one of the best attended break-out sessions of FOCUS 2018, we joined forces with executives from leading companies to exchange thoughts on the impact and value Blockchain may hold for supply chain, as well as the challenges for adoption. The exchange offered an exclusive opportunity for supply chain practitioners to share thoughts on the topic in a trusted, non-competitive environment.

Of the 11 leading disruptors identified by Deloitte and MHI in the 2018 MHI annual industry report¹, Blockchain ranked #10 from the top (i.e., the second slowest – just ahead of artificial intelligence – for adoption over the next five years.) It seems that a clear understanding of the technology is a key barrier to adoptio


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12 Dec 2018
Sustainability in the Automotive Supply Chain
 

In the past few years, sustainability has become a topic of considerable importance throughout the automotive industry. As the automotive supply chain becomes increasingly globalized, businesses are now more than ever faced with the Herculean task of managing not just the logistics and costs associa

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

12 Dec 2018
Itís Time to Demand More from Your Supply Chain Control Tower
 

Supply chains are getting more and more complex, thanks to soaring customer expectations for service and responsiveness and endless purchasing options. In this environment, how can a company manage what it can’t see, plan for what it doesn’t know, or execute a business plan if its supply

 
Jeff Stabell
JDA

07 Dec 2018
A 5 Step Guide to Optimizing Total Logistics Costs
 

Buying health insurance in the U.S. is an odd business. Essentially, you have to balance your monthly premium (i.e. the amount that you pay your insurance provider each month for continued coverage) with your deductible (the amount that you have to pay out of your own funds before the insurance comp

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

06 Dec 2018
JDA & WMG, University of Warwick Study: Majority of European Manufacturers Are Only at the Early Stages of Digital Supply Chain Adoption
 

Research shows manufacturers still struggling to effectively integrate and analyse supply chain data; AI usage expected to double in the next five years to capitalise on the digital opportunity The majority of European manufacturers are only at the early stages of their digital supply chain j

 
JDA
JDA

30 Nov 2018
DHL Global Trade Barometer: World trade momentum weaker but growing
 

Indices for all seven countries indicate further growth Pace slows down in all index countries – particularly in Asia India continues to grow most dynamically; weakest trade growth in the UK Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight: “The DHL Global Trade Barometer shows

 
DHL
DHL


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