Research Briefs and Surveys
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Smart Contracts in Supply Chain: Making Sense of a Potential Game Changer
Smart Contracts in Supply Chain: Making Sense of a Potential Game Changer explains the role and promise of blockchain-based smart contracts for supply chain applications and delves into the benefits and challenges associated with adopting them. The briefing paper contains a real life case study of how smart contracts have been leveraged for a multinational cotton supply chain POC and highlights a number of other key projects tapping smart contracts for supply chain and trade finance applications. (published July 2017)
Blockchain and the Future of Food Driving Efficiency, Transparency and Trust in Food Supply Chains
Blockchain and the Future of Food: Driving Efficiency, Transparency and Trust in Food Supply Chains explains how blockchain can help to break down information silos to improve visibility and traceability from the farm to the table. This 50-page research brief explains the shifting sands of the food industry and how complex, fragmented supply chains need to evolve to support new market dynamics and consumer demands. It describes how blockchain technology can underpin the processes that deliver food from farm (or sea) to table. As well as clearly outlining the big picture, the brief also examines more than a dozen vendors that are looking to leverage blockchains in their supply chain and food efficiency platforms. (published July 2017)
Blockchain in Trade Finance: Breakthroughs on the Horizon
Blockchain in Trade Finance: Breakthroughs on the Horizon explains the evolution of trade finance methods to date and the potential for blockchain applications. This 35-page research brief also provides a summary of current development projects and a recent market survey conducted with industry professionals to measure blockchain technology adoption. (published May 2018)
Blockchain in Supply Chain: Edging Toward Higher Visibility
During April 2017, Chain Business Insights conducted a benchmark survey: Blockchain in Supply Chain: Edging Toward Higher Visibility to gauge the awareness and level of knowledge of blockchain among supply chain professionals and to determine how advanced implementation plans are. We asked participants how they might use blockchain, the primary advantages of the technology, when they might implement it, and the obstacles to adopting it. Given the move toward the digital supply chain, we also asked which other technologies will likely have an impact on the industry.