Yesterday, I spoke at the University of Tennessee Supply Chain Leaders Forum on innovation. The presentation focused on nine themes. One of the nine was blockchain. I asked the audience for a show of hands to understand how many of the supply chain leaders in the room were testing blockchain. I saw no raised hands.
Many supply chain consulting companies are looking at technology advancements like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain and advising their clients that these innovations won’t be significantly impacting most manufacturers in the near term. Although many of these new technologies won’t be transforming the entire world’s supply chain in the next 1-3 years, the competitive nature of the industry requires consumer products executives to get started with their proof of concept projects now.
The supply chain technology market is in transition. Over the last three decades, the market weathered consolidations, mergers and technology shifts. Many of the clients I work with are nervous about SAP APO's transition and the evolution of SAP's supply chain planning solutions. They are looking for alternatives.
Supply Chain Insights Community,
I would like to get more information from anyone in the process of implementing a blockchain within your organization. There are some academic institutions that are developing blockchain through RFID and other tools. I am interested in gaining insight from an implementation perspective to share with students. I am gathering information from all areas and I hope to gain information here. I hope to hear from you.