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Supply Chains Are Racing to Understand Blockchain — What Chief Supply Chain Officers Need to Know

Published: 01 November 2017

ID: G00340466

Analyst(s): Alex Pradhan, Andrew Stevens, John Johnson

Summary

The potential value of blockchain across operational supply chains is gaining momentum. However, most organizations are far from being ready to formalize plans for a blockchain, and may not even need it. This report explains the practical realities of blockchain that CSCOs are facing.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Establish a Knowledge Base to Begin to Understand Blockchain as It Relates to Your Operational Supply Chain
  • Embrace the Notion That Only Highly Risk-Tolerant Enterprises Should Consider Blockchain
  • Focus on Development and Governance of Trading Partners' Ecosystems That Would Constitute Blockchain Pilots

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