Five Key Lessons to Learn From Supply Chain Blockchain Pilots

Published: 11 June 2018 ID: G00343913

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Blockchain pilots are receiving extensive media publicity. However, few projects have commercially deployed, leaving a lot of uncertainty. This research examines key lessons from early pilots and offers best practices for supply chain leaders considering a blockchain pilot.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Identify Your Supply Chain Process and Digital Maturity
    • Keep the Scope of Pilots Compact — Don't Be Overly Ambitious
    • Give Equal Importance to Governance, Process and Culture — Don't Look at the Technology in a Vacuum
    • Assess Vendors Carefully — The Vendor Landscape Will Likely Change Dramatically in the Next 18 Months
    • Address Data Standards and Data Management
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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