What is Blockchain? with Stephen Rowlinson

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain Leaders Academy Technology Trends blockchain blockchain in supply chain cloud cryptocurrency data silos nodesWhat is blockchain? What are its benefits to a business? Cryptocurrency – Is it here to stay or is it a bit of a fad? Stephen Rowlinson, Founder and CEO of Bbiller is here with us to answer these questions and many more. Watch the video of his interview below: Subscribe to our Youtube Channel. Best Regards, Rob O’Byrne. Email: robyrne@logisticsbureau.com.

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Global Control Tower Connectivity Is Critical for Ports

Logistics Viewpoints

Ports are critical nodes in global supply chains. Making sure that port-related supply chains operate smoothly is imperative for companies and nations. ElMarie Hugo from BlueYonder is an expert on these supply chains.

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Why So Many Supply Chains Are Stuck in the Past — and a Path Forward

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chains have for many years tolerated a lack of accountability at nearly every node — from buyer-supplier relationships to outdated tools and data transparency issues — which has prevented businesses from operating cost- and time-efficiently and delivering on their promises

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Supply Chain Mapping (Insights from Indago)

Talking Logistics

In the post Hidden Suppliers Can Make or Break Your Operations (Harvard Business Review, May 2015), the authors write, “With the size and complexity of supply chains soaring, a daunting challenge is confronting companies: identifying the critical nodes hidden within the vast expanse of their supply networks.”

Strategies, Tips, and Pitfalls of Modern Transportation Procurement

Logistics Viewpoints

The effort to move closer to the customer – by virtually all businesses – means supply chain networks of old must be replaced with more links, more nodes, and smaller, more frequent shipments. The biggest constant in transportation today is changing. It is forcing companies to rethink how they plan, optimize, execute, and collaborate with trading partners.

We're Close to a Crucial Breakthrough for Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Brain

We have fantastically accurate information available quickly about all sorts of things in the supply chain — but these nodes of data-gathering are like narrowly-focused spotlights on an otherwise dark stage

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A digital ecosystem supporting sustainable multimodal supply chains

The LoadStar

Most end-to-end transport actually engages multiple transport modes involving visits to several transport nodes. There is increasing pressure on transport chains to be environmentally sustainable, predictable, seamless and cost-efficient.

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ShipChain Mainnet Launch Information


Validators operating nodes will have to fund their wallets with active SHIP and migrate to the mainnet. As we move toward the official launch of the ShipChain mainnet, we wanted to discuss how that’s going to look from both an economic and technical perspective. Without further ado – .

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Latest Updated Report on Blockchain Technology in Transportation and Logistics Market 2019-2026

247 Customs Broker

BaaS is a service in which vendors set up the blockchain connected nodes on the enterprise’s behalf and manage the back-end. The growing demand for… The post Latest Updated Report on Blockchain Technology in Transportation and Logistics Market 2019-2026 appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. Uncategorized customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

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Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

Response to node failures is robust. Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree. Joe Lynch and Ron Crabtree discuss sourcing strategy: effective vs efficient.

E-commerce, elevated inventories to keep warehouse demand hot, Prologis head says

The Supply Chain Journal

Moghadam said that in West Coast port markets and big industrial distribution nodes in Victorville, California, home of the gargantuan Inland Empire complex, and in New Jersey and central Pennsylvania, there is no available land to build on.

5 Recommendations towards a Resilient S&OP

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply Chain Design wherein nodes, modes, flows, and policies driving a supply chain are reviewed and realigned to business objectives is emerging as a discipline to build resilience into S&OP. Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) as a process has been around since the 1980’s.

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Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

Performance Leaders Have Greater Real-Time Inventory Visibility Across Supply Chain Nodes. While real-time inventory visibility might not be necessary at every node (in some cases, hourly or daily updates might be sufficient), the more real-time visibility you have, the more effective you’ll be at making smarter decisions faster — assuming the data is accurate, of course (more on inventory accuracy later in the report).

CEntralized distribution network

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

When the information is coming just from one point or node it is considering like a centralized distribution network, like, for example, TV. Every point or node just can communicate with the others thought the central one. After solving some of the possible exam questions that we have in an e-mail. One of them has caught my attention because I actually do not know what the real benefits of a centralized distribution network are.

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The Cold Chain is a Top Opportunity for Third-Party Logistics Providers

Logistics Viewpoints

Cold chain logistics is a complex problem because of the multiple nodes and parties involved in moving chilled or frozen goods. Covid Vaccine Issues Put an Increased Foucs on Cold Chain Logistics . Covid has led supply chain management issues to be more discussed than ever before.

Best Practices in Supplier Risk Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Identify where your nodes and suppliers’ suppliers are located, and even your third-tier suppliers.

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Drone Disruptors: Matternet is taking cities into the skies

The Supply Chain Journal

Raptopoulos envisions a citywide drone nervous system, with drones flying above the streets between urban nodes from which they can send and receive packages. So far in the Drone Disruptors series, we’ve taken a look at two distinctly different players in the drone delivery space.

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36-day average transit time on China-US West Coast route underscores the extent of supply chain breakdown

Shipping and Freight Resource

Commenting on the Biden administration’s efforts, Shabsie Levy, Founder, and CEO of Shifl said “ With 40% of US inbound containers moving through Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, efforts by the administration is rightfully focused on a critical node of the global supply chain.

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Do You Want Visibility or Transparency?

Logistics Viewpoints

If a supplier’s continued material flow becomes questionable for a wide range of reasons, the way that supplier’s components flow to various factories and nodes in the supply chain is graphically illustrated and the appropriate commodity managers are automatically notified.

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MSC and CMA CGM sign up to Maersk/IBM TradeLens blockchain project

The LoadStar

The move will see both companies take a seat on the TradeLens advisory board and each operate a blockchain node. MSC and CMA CGM are set to join Maersk Line in the TradeLens blockchain project it is developing with computer giant IBM. It marks a new chapter of collaboration between container shipping carriers, said André Simha, chief digital & information officer at MSC. Digital collaboration is a key to the evolution of the container.

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Supply chain radar: CMA Terminals – from Baltic freeze to sun in the Med

The LoadStar

It is split between Terminal Link, the 51%-49% joint-venture it has with China Merchants comprising 10 terminals that are, with one exception, key nodes on the Asia-Europe trade serving deepsea direct calls; and then there’s the rest, which come.

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Amazon makes blockchain service platform generally available

247 Customs Broker

The fully-managed service “takes care of provisioning nodes, setting up the network, managing certificates and security, and scaling the network,” Rahul Pathak, the general manager of Amazon Managed Blockchain at AWS, said […]. Brief Dive Brief: Amazon has made its Amazon Managed Blockchain generally available after a pilot of the service, the company announced this week.

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As supply chains get tech savvy, is cybersecurity keeping pace?

247 Customs Broker

Given the interconnected nature of the supply chain, a hacker can knock out one or two nodes and a hack becomes hugely problematic, potentially jeopardizing an entire business. Supply chain technology is advancing quickly, but are cybersecurity systems keeping pace? The answer is a resounding no. With reports of data hacks constantly in the news, […]. The post As supply chains get tech savvy, is cybersecurity keeping pace? appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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The Impact Of The Amazon Effect On Traditional Freight Transport

Blue Grace Logistics

The e-commerce segment differs from the traditional retail industry in the way the former reduces the number of intermediary nodes within supply chains connecting the manufacturer with the end consumer.

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Industry leaders chart future of supply chain visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

What we want to do is to be able to provide visibility across all nodes and modes and to ingest all kinds of signals,” said Chief Product Officer Priya Rajagopalan. What we want to do is to be able to provide visibility across all nodes and modes and to ingest all kinds of signals.

SHIP Staking and What it Means for ShipChain


Currently, several high-performance validator nodes are helping to secure the ShipChain network. To learn how to host a validation server or as a non-validating node, and to learn how those services are compensated, click here.

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What external freight makes sense for Amazon’s network?

The Supply Chain Journal

When Amazon trucks complete a move from inbound center to another node in the network, it often returns empty. If AMZL can find the right shippers around its network, it could fill its backhaul capacity without ever touching another node in the Amazon network.

Control Tower: Simplifying Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Apart from that, it helps in decision making by providing comprehensive information on orders, shipments, and inventory across all nodes. The logistics industry spans across the globe and the process is quite complex, making it difficult to track the status of the shipments.

Axfood  plans Gothenburg eCommerce DC

Logistics Business Magazine

With OCM, Witron has succeeded in creating a platform, a high-performance end-to-end retail logistics network, which actually integrates all nodes of our network for the first time,” explains Nicholas Pettersson, Managing Director Logistics at Axfood.

GeTS helps GEODIS to simplify Cross-Border Trade

Logistics Manager

” GEODIS can tap on CALISTA ’s global connectivity to more than 60 Customs nodes to fulfill their compliance requirements.

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Blockchain for Dummies

3PL Insights

A blockchain is made up of a network of computers, otherwise known as “nodes.” A node, or computer, is connected to the network through authorizing and communicating transactions through a client (which completes these transactions). The point of the blockchain is this: that all transactions can be verified through a linked delivery system that can be securely validated between nodes. How does the blockchain work?

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Q3 Tech Update: Alphas, Betas and Sidechains


This means we’ll rely on public validation nodes, which typically requires that network transaction fees (in SHIP) will be used to pay validators for performing work. Target # of nodes. It’s the end of Q3, a little over 3 months since our last tech update ! It’s an exciting time here at ShipChain, with full-steam development ongoing across over a dozen codebases and new talent constantly joining our team as we grow into a powerful workforce.

The Future of Contract Communication & Pricing Alignment for Healthcare Products


The MediLedger Node run by each participant also enables rapid search of customer and contract data, and tracks the history of contract changes through an interactive timeline.

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Shipper to Congress: Inflation ‘rampant’ through supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

The bottom line is that the continued surge has strained all nodes of the U.S. Congress received an on-the-ground report from an industrial shipper on how rapid price increases for goods and services can be traced directly to bottlenecks in the supply chain.

The Dispatch Report | March 2019, Issue No. 11


NODES. This means we’re running 3 in-house validators, and actively inviting outside participants to run non-validator (“read-only”) nodes, to sync with our blockchain and help test the stability of our network. Delegates will share in the validator rewards pool because voting for secure nodes and ensuring network stability is everybody’s responsibility!

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