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Supply Chain Revolution

How Blockchain Technology is Transforming the Global Flow of Assets

Edited by: Don Tapscott

Price: CAD $32.00


Imprint: Barlow Book Publishing

288 Pages

9.25 X 6.26 X 0.91 ins

ISBN:  9781988025537 -- Hardcover

Publication Date: 05/19/2020

With Analysis of Blockchain's Potential to Minimize Pandemic Disruptions

The COVID-19 crisis has taken precious lives and devastated the global economy. It has also revealed chinks in our supply chains. Not only did manufacturers find themselves scrambling unsuccessfully to find new suppliers when their Asian sources shut down, but the Western world experienced across- the-board shortages of essential consumer packaged goods for the first time in decades.

The Blockchain has the potential to minimize these kinds of pandemic disruptions. In this book, the contributors show how the Blockchain can fix longstanding problems that make the business of getting goods to the customer so slow and expensive, especially in a crisis. Today's supply chains are complex, as they move things through trucks, planes, boats, and trains. Too many parties rely on a hodgepodge of documents and intermediaries to do business, which makes it slow and expensive to get goods to the customer. That's why, in a pandemic, an uninformed consumer might reasonably believe that toilet paper won't be available for many months.

Enter blockchain - the Internet of Value. For the first time in human history, individuals and organizations can manage and trade their assets digitally peer to peer. In doing so, they will reinvent global commerce and how we exchange value. This will transform the best practices of operations, logistics, procurement and purchasing, transportation, customs and border control, trade finance and insurance, manufacturing, and inventory management. Supply Chain Revolution identifies what leaders should be doing now to prepare their organizations for the inevitable decentralized future. With contributions from some of the world's top experts, this book provides a view of the fast- approaching future of global supply chains, ripe for disruption at every level and in every role. Enterprise executives and entrepreneurs alike will find ideas and opportunities to learn, discuss with all their stakeholders, and decide how best to participate in the blockchain revolution.

"An invaluable collection of industry research. The hyper-convergence of blockchain, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence/machine learning will enable accuracy and new business models where our customer will enjoy supply chains that are trusted, decentralized, and open." -Robert B. Carter, Chief Information Officer, FedEx Corporation

"This book is required reading for anyone looking to understand how blockchain is transforming global trade as we know it." -Gennaro "Jerry" Cuomo, IBM Fellow, Vice President, Blockchain Technologies, IBM Blockchain

"Blockchain technology empowers businesses to track goods and freight more effectively, create new revenue streams, and operate their supply chains more seamlessly. With this research, business leaders can begin transforming the global supply chain through the transparency and innovation offered by blockchain." -Chris Burruss, President, Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored 16 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages. Don's most recent book was co-authored with his son, Alex Tapscott. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World was published in May 2016 and is, according to Harvard Business School's Clay Christensen, "the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption." In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, whose 80+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use cases, implementation challenges, and organizational transformations. Don is a member of the Order of Canada and is ranked the second most influential Management Thinker and the top Digital Thinker in the world by Thinkers50.

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