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Blockchain in the Supply Chain: Reducing Friction for Faster and More Efficient Logistics

This report looks at emerging use cases for blockchain in the supply chain industry (which includes manufacturing, sourcing, procurement, processing, management, compliance, insurance, logistics, telematics, tracking, monitoring, purchasing, sales and marketing). How does blockchain fit into the increased digitization of the industry and what issues can it solve? As an emergent technology, the focus is on proof of concepts and pilots currently being run by ecosystem players, as well as evaluation of market maturity, potential revenue models, startup dynamics, and industry alliances.

 

Table of Contents

  • 1. BLOCKCHAIN: THE NEW ECONOMIC TECHNOLOGY
    • 1.1. Executive Summary
    • 1.2. The Supply Chain Industry
    • 1.3. What's Wrong with Existing Processes?
    • 1.4. Transforming the Supply Chain through Digitization
    • 1.5. Is Blockchain the Answer?
  • 2. CASE STUDIES: POCS AND PILOTS
    • 2.1. Hyperledger
    • 2.2. IBM
    • 2.3. De Beers
    • 2.4. SAP
    • 2.5. Microsoft
    • 2.6. Other Pilots and Projects
  • 3. MARKET DYNAMICS
    • 3.1. Methodology
    • 3.2. Transport and Storage Market
    • 3.3. Revenue generation in a Nascent market
    • 3.4. Regional Breakout
  • 4. THE VENDOR ECOSYSTEM: STARTUPS AND INDUSTRY ALLIANCES
    • 4.1. Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)
    • 4.2. Blockfreight
    • 4.3. IOTA
    • 4.4. modum
    • 4.5. OriginTrail
    • 4.6. Skuchain
    • 4.7. Sweetbridge
    • 4.8. SyncFab
    • 4.9. T-Mining