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The theme of this year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference was “A New Era: Converging the Physical and Digital Supply Chains”. TradeLens reviews what else we heard in Phoenix.
For three weeks, a team of third-party, professional, white-hat hackers were set loose on TradeLens to expose vulnerabilities in the APIs, application, and network hosted by IBM Cloud. What they found came as no surprise.
When TradeLens launched last year, it received a plenty of business and trade-press attention. Now, as a pilot of TradeLens gets underway in Canada, the platform receives the spotlight for the role it is playing in real-world supply chain innovation.
At the global shipping industry event in Singapore, a panel discussion focused on how digitalization, automation, and blockchain can help solve challenges in ocean freight.
How mature is the technology? What are the lawyers saying? And are standards coming into alignment? Ana Biazetti, Chief Architect of TradeLens reports back from the Chicago summit with answers to these questions, plus recommendations for blockchain adoption.
Any given container might collect over 100 versions documents over the course of its journey. The World Economic Forum calculates that processing these can amount to 20% of the cost of the shipment. Here’s how that’s going to change.
Did you make it to TPM this year? Platforms and interoperability were the buzzwords — music to our ears. Here’s a quick look back at what we saw and heard.
What happens when different players in a supply chain can’t agree on fundamental definitions? Or when shippers, carriers and customs authorities need to rely on paper documents because their computers can’t talk to each other?
A platform approach does what different shipping software and portals have been trying to do for years: facilitate exchanges of information and foster connections among participants from end to end of the supply chain.
We were at IBM THINK 2019 conference in San Francisco in February, encountering over 25,000 attendees from 3,900 organizations and 121 countries.
If you were there, we hope you enjoyed it! But if you didn’t get a chance to connect with us, here’s a quick recap.