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Cargill Bets on Hyperledger Grid

Cargill has announced its plan to invest in Hyperledger Grid, reports the Coin Telegraph. The Hyperledger Grid will streamline supply chains by using blockchain technology


AI Assisted Retail

franck v 740555 unsplashEvery day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated by digital devices. This volume is expected to increase with the growth of Internet of Things (IoT). The data has been used by e-commerce websites for marketing, sales prediction and forecasting as well as targeted marketing, and companies take advantage of the digital foot prints that users leave on the internet while browsing. The data includes their location, brands of interest, gender, age, occupation, etc. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that when I perform an Amazon search for a book, I will see advertisements suggesting the same and related books once I log on to my Facebook account. This level of interconnectivity is used by platforms such as Amazon, eBay, and lots more to enhance their marketing efforts via artificial intelligence.


Supply Chains Remain Weakest Link

The supply chain remains the weakest link, reports Supply Chain Digital.  That is because companies can’t control their supply chain partners security measures.


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Washington Encourages Companies to Update Supply Chain Tech

According to Washington Technology, The Department of Homeland Security wants IT companies to update their supply chain security. The fear is that lax security in the supply chain could lead to compromised products.


Panasonic and JDA Team Up

Panasonic has teamed up with JDA, reports Biometric Update. The new venture will incorporate JDA’s Luminate supply chain  software. The Luminate software uses artificial intelligence and machine learning.


Tracking the Food Supply

According to the Guardian, new technology from OpenSC uses product QR codes to give consumers a way to see if their food was produced legally and sustainably.


SureDone Partners with ShipEngine to Include Integrated Shipping Services

SureDone, a leading multichannel e-commerce listing and order management platform that helps e-commerce sellers increase efficiency and sales, has partnered with ShipEngine to add numerous in-app features, such as integrated shipping label creation and in-app rate display, improving seller productivity and decreasing seller costs.


Shut Down Hits Food Supply Chain

The U.S. Government shutdown is preventing the FDA from properly inspecting the food supply, reports Slate.


Deterring Supply Chain Slavery

According to Digital Supply Chain, FRDM wants to help deter slavery in the global supply chain, to that end they have teamed up with Tradeshift to create technology and boost awareness of how that tech can help deter slavery.


Lack of Collaboration Slowing Down Adoption of Tech

A new report from American Shipper sheds some light on why companies are slow to adopt supply chain innovations, reports Surprisingly, the biggest hurdle is the collaboration necessary to bring the technology to the companies, not the technology itself.


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