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Blockchain Fundamentals for Supply Chain

A Guide to the New Boardroom Buzzword

Expert(s): Alex Pradhan, Andrew Stevens and John Johnson

Blockchain is the newest buzzword in the boardroom. Yet few at the C-level have a deep understanding of what blockchain is and how it may impact supply chains in the years ahead. Most supply chain executives struggle to understand what blockchain is, the capabilities it offers and what these might mean to their business. In addition, there is confusion over how to best navigate through the hype to determine what is real and possible, and what is not. Most importantly, supply chain executives struggle to determine when to invest in resources and the risks of doing so. This research report explains the practical realities from an operational supply chain perspective, and aims to help CSCOs and other leaders to decipher what blockchain is all about.

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