Inventory Planning/ Optimization
Blockchain Comes to the Rescue in Disaster Relief

In the event of a natural disaster, there's a new tool that can help emergency responders and supply-chain managers find order in the chaos.

Blockchain Comes to the Rescue in Disaster Relief

It’s the blockchain, a technology that was created as a system of record for transactions involving bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies. But the two aren’t inextricably linked. The blockchain is a standalone tool that creates a secure, trusted digital ledger of transactions between business partners. As such, it’s an ideal means of recordkeeping for the supply chain. It can be of particular value in times of natural disaster, such as the hurricanes and wildfires that have struck regions of the U.S. in recent weeks. On this episode, we learn how the blockchain can aid in disaster management. Our guest is Scott Nelson, chief executive officer and chairman of Sweetbridge, a global alliance that wants to use blockchain to create “a liquid supply chain.” He explains how the blockchain can be deployed to confirm the location and condition of inventory throughout the supply chain. The blockchain might not yet have a high public profile, he says, but it’s poised to enable big improvements in business-to-business communications. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.

Show notes:

The Sweetbridge blog.

Stream or download podcast here

It’s the blockchain, a technology that was created as a system of record for transactions involving bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies. But the two aren’t inextricably linked. The blockchain is a standalone tool that creates a secure, trusted digital ledger of transactions between business partners. As such, it’s an ideal means of recordkeeping for the supply chain. It can be of particular value in times of natural disaster, such as the hurricanes and wildfires that have struck regions of the U.S. in recent weeks. On this episode, we learn how the blockchain can aid in disaster management. Our guest is Scott Nelson, chief executive officer and chairman of Sweetbridge, a global alliance that wants to use blockchain to create “a liquid supply chain.” He explains how the blockchain can be deployed to confirm the location and condition of inventory throughout the supply chain. The blockchain might not yet have a high public profile, he says, but it’s poised to enable big improvements in business-to-business communications. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.

Show notes:

The Sweetbridge blog.

Stream or download podcast here

Blockchain Comes to the Rescue in Disaster Relief