Enterprise Blockchain for Supply Chain
Blockchain for Supply Chains is a natural combination of two technologies designed for transactions with a shared or common ledge. Often cross-corporation, a supply chain represents a flow of goods and is frequently cross-border. Managing all of the data on a single trusted chain that is updated and retrieved by many participates is a significant endeavor and the course describes how enterprises are adopting Blockchain for this use. Example applications in-use today and best practices are reviewed. Also include are predictions for future supply chain models enabled by Blockchain. Finally some suggestions on common misconceptions about what Blockchains can and can’t do for supply chains is explained.
Joseph Francis is a part of Accenture Consulting’s Communications, Media and Technology Practice, based in San Francisco, focused on Strategy, Network, Process, and Resource transformation for a variety of industries, with an emphasis on High-Tech Manufacturing. He is Accenture's thought leader for Blockchain in Supply Chain, and is working on a variety of innovative Blockchain projects with their West Coast client base. His experience is focused in large-scale supply chain transformation of supply chain to meet critical business, customer, and financial objectives, leveraging leading-edge technology, balanced with pragmatic operational experience. With a background in High-Tech Supply Chain, and Supply Chain Research, he also has experience in IT, ERP, Heavy Manufacturing, Petrochemical, Defense, and other areas.
Publication Year: 2019