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Five Key Lessons to Learn From Supply Chain Blockchain Pilots

Published: 11 June 2018

ID: G00343913

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


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
  • Key Challenges



  • 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

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