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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Across virtually every supply chain node, a greater percentage of Above Average Performers reported having real-time visibility of inventory compared to Average or Below Performers.

Intelligence…Sometimes Artificial

AIMMS

Tens of thousands of demand nodes, 2,000 supply nodes and industrial pricing are all synchronized to best effect every 15 minutes. When it comes to intelligence in decision making, it’s our differences in experiences and attitudes that make our businesses evolve in a diverse manner.

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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?

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The Dispatch Report | March 2019, Issue No. 11

Shipchain

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.

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The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

Our 2018 study tells us a greater percentage of Above Average Performers have “High Confidence” in inventory accuracy across all supply chain nodes compared to Average & Below Performers.

Q3 Tech Update: Alphas, Betas and Sidechains

Shipchain

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 !

Dynamic Blockie Generation with Lambda@Edge

Shipchain

The functions actually run on the edge nodes of the CloudFront network, which means that it will run on the closest server to the requester. In addition, the images are cached on those nodes which makes response times faster.

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Does Blockchain Have Limitations?

Shipchain

Such technology runs on multiple nodes (transactions), which give supply chains access to like information and enable data-driven decision making.

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Excel Goes Blockchain (Microsoft and IBM Partnership)

Talking Logistics

We’re taking people off the email copy list and making them nodes on the blockchain,” explained Lars Ulrich from IBM. Microsoft Excel is arguably the most widely used supply chain and logistics application , while blockchain is one of the most talked about emerging technologies in the industry, promising to transform the way companies share data and execute transactions with their trading partners. It was only a question of time before Excel and blockchain came together.

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Bringg - Untitled Article

Bringg

As a timely example, this week Alibaba announced the launch of their own cryptocurrency mining platform called “P2P Nodes” as a way to make sure that their sheer scale doesn’t hold them back from innovating – trying and testing new technologies that could redefine the future of e-commerce.

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Intel, Cost Reduction Strategy

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

For more than 45 years in the semiconductor business, Intel has always been at least one process node ahead. Node size reductions are generally a 1/3 of reduction from the linear dimension, resulting in approximately a 50% reduction in the area and therefore, a doubling of the units produced on the same cost. Intel Corporation, an American multinational corporation and technology company, is the world’s second largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers.

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

247 Customs Broker

Performance Leaders Have Greater Real-Time Inventory Visibility Across Supply Chain Nodes. Across virtually every supply chain node, a greater percentage of Above Average Performers reported having real-time visibility of inventory compared to Average or Below Performers.

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Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

The Logistics of Logistics

Command centers effectively utilize the supply chain network to predict efficient transportation routes based on real-time traffic information, minimize instances of capacity idling and inadequate capacity, and alert multiple nodes the moment an order is activated.

Utilizing Omni-channel Fulfillment Distribution Networks to Build Customer Relationships

247 Customs Broker

Congro recommends utilizing a multi-node network that allows you to get as close to customers as possible and minimizes any “last-mile” gaps that keep customers from getting their goods on time. To achieve this goal, many are working with third-party logistics providers (3PLs) like Saddle Creek to develop multi-node networks that position products as close to the customer as possible for faster, more economical deliveries.

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Utilizing Omni-channel Fulfillment Distribution Networks to Build Customer Relationships – Supply Chain 24/7

247 Customs Broker

Congro recommends utilizing a multi-node network that allows you to get as close to customers as possible and minimizes any “last-mile” gaps that keep customers from getting their goods on time. To achieve this goal, many are working with third-party logistics providers (3PLs) like Saddle Creek to develop multi-node networks that position products as close to the customer as possible for faster, more economical deliveries.

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Heading to the PC Forum in SoCal - March 11th To The 14th

Blog on Log

My mind will be aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought.careening through a cosmic vapor of invention. Can you name the source of the quote? I'll check in with ya after the event

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This Week in Logistics News (January 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Cloud computing trends toward a single database that multiple nodes can access. These nodes don’t have to hold their own private copy of this database. Further, nodes holding copies of the blockchain receive constant updates. These nodes are distributed around the world.

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Addressing the “White Spaces” in Supply Chain Planning

Talking Logistics

When you think about the ever-increasing changes in customer demands, supplier demands, and regulations at every node in your supply chain, companies have planning systems that can solve the decision at each node, but having something that can look holistically across all those options and on a week-by-week or day-by-day basis optimize those options is not how planning systems are built today.”.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

The distributed ledger component of blockchain provides an integrated digital platform for nodes in a supply chain system to share and query information as developments occur in real time. A simple example is that of a cold chain using blockchain within the supply chain to hold a transport node accountable for mishandling: Tracking provenance, traceability, and historical procurement for materials, assets, and products as they move downstream to retailer with blockchain finality.

The Future of Ocean Data Sharing and Visibility

Talking Logistics

The ability to connect the dots between the nodes in that ecosystem is the next step forward in visibility. Over the past few years there have been many advancements in freight visibility technology, particularly in trucking. Those advancements are now making their way into other modes of transportation, including ocean transport. What factors are driving this trend? How are these advancements improving the way data is shared in ocean transportation?

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4 Ways Advanced Tech is Creating Connected Supply Chains

Now, That's Logistics

A new technology paradigm that allows objects to “talk” with other objects and with humans, through embedded electronic nodes that are programmed for specific functions, IoT makes these things “smart,” writes Forbes’ Andrew Arnold.

Bringg - Untitled Article

Bringg

As a timely example, this week Alibaba announced the launch of their own cryptocurrency mining platform called “P2P Nodes” as a way to make sure that their sheer scale doesn’t hold them back from innovating – trying and testing new technologies that could redefine the future of e-commerce.

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Blockchain SCM Transformation Explained in Layman’s Terms

Shipchain

Decentralization, meaning the blockchain is group-controlled and updated by its nodes, a fancy term for members. People cannot improve on what they do not understand or know. This statement applies to shippers as well. While this comparison is most commonly associated with benchmarking, it is also part of the reason why more people in the shipping industry are turning to blockchain for supply chain management (SCM).

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3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

Trend #2: Distribution Nodes Moving Closer to Customers. “We’re We’re seeing more supply chain nodes spread across the country. 3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019.

DHL and Accenture Develop Blockchain for the Logistics Sector

Logistics Manager

This joint venture allows both DHL and Accenture to track pharmaceuticals throughout the supply chain by using blockchain-based serialization prototype with nodes in six geographies.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

To that end, DHL and Accenture have created a blockchain-based serialization prototype with nodes in six geographies to track pharmaceuticals across the supply chain. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The reason is that TMS is one of the most highly integrated applications in an organization because it touches every node in the supply chain,” he says. The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. None of those benefits are achievable or sustainable, however, unless you get the implementation right. What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? What are some of the common mistakes companies make?

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Why VeChain blockchain will disrupt the logistics process

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The most important part of this decentralized database is that every node in the network has a copy of the database and if someone adds, edits or deletes data the whole network has to agree on the fact that that person can adjust the data, which makes the system very trustful.

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Logistics and the Smart Technology Revolution

Now, That's Logistics

Blocks of information are distributed and accessed by several hub points, called “nodes”, that support a network. Additional language available. The tech that will forever transform logistics and the supply chain as we know it. By Lucas Sanches, CIO, DB Schenker Brazil.

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How is Your Supply Chain Positioned for the Ocean Carrier Mergers?

Talking Logistics

A single version of the transportation truth that a TMS can provide is the exact weapon logistics professionals need to pro-actively reduce freight costs, improve operational productivity and efficiency while improving visibility across all nodes of the supply chain.

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Will The On Demand Economy Work in For Hire Freight?

10xLogistics

For example, what if the lack of retail space, the lack of moving product between nodes in a distribution network saves significant dollars. I recently read a very well written article in Trucks.com titled: Will The Sharing Economy Disrupt Trucking, Transportation and logistics ? It covered the very common topic of the day which is the "Uberization of trucking". Will it work? Can shippers get over the fear of people they do not know actually hauling their freight?

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