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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


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



  • 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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