Before You Eat That, Do You Have Any Idea Where It’s Been? Food Supply Chains on Blockchain

Before you pick up that cherry tomato or prep the chicken, do you really know what you’re about to eat? How often do you think about the actual processes and activities that go on behind the scenes in food supply chains? Produce is grown. Meats are raised. Dairy foods are processed. Others are prepared in

By |2019-06-17T10:41:18-07:00June 17th, 2019|Blockchain, Food Supply Chain, Industry|0 Comments

Does Blockchain Have Limitations?

Blockchain refers to a distributed ledger technology that restricts post-data entry changes and ensures a network of trust and valid data, reports Steve Banker via Logistics Viewpoints. Such technology runs on multiple nodes (transactions), which give supply chains access to like information and enable data-driven decision making. Blockchain ensures the integrity of data, preventing changes

By |2019-06-10T10:06:44-07:00June 10th, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain|0 Comments

How Blockchain in the Supply Chain will Empower Supply Chain Management

What is Supply Chain? Supply chain is essentially the entire behind-the-scenes network that links a product from its point of origination to its final destination. Think from manufacturing to consumer, and every single step in between. Supply chains are often very complex as they encompass all vendors, warehouses, retailers, and so on that bring a

By |2019-05-29T09:48:42-07:00May 29th, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Supply Chain|0 Comments

Introducing ShipChain’s Backend Services

If you’ve been following our blog, trends in logistics, or just the news in general, by now you know that blockchain is a big deal. Imagine a world in which all of your data is virtually unhackable, secure, and unable to be tampered with. Now imagine removing third-parties and their added costs entirely. You’re looking

Food Recalls: What Makes Romaine Lettuce So Special?

If you’re like me, you have probably wondered why the same foods keep getting tangled up in the major recalls. For example, what is it about romaine lettuce that makes it so susceptible to bacterial contamination? I always thought salads were the best choice on the menu, but have I been wrong this whole time?

5 Reasons That 3PL Companies are Looking for Blockchain Technology Partners

Shippers have traditionally turned to third-party logistics providers (3PL) to augment their logistics strategies. However, recent developments in the supply chain and globalization of the supply chain have triggered a surge of value-added services. Instead of merely providing logistics management and expansion of available capacity, today's 3PL offers a whole host of additional services, including

By |2019-05-07T11:04:03-07:00April 25th, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Logistics, Shipping, Supply Chain, Tech, Trucking|1 Comment

A Look at Some of the Biggest Trends in Shipping and Logistics

Nowadays, evolving technology can dramatically change the way society functions. I can still remember my very first cellphone. The most high-tech things it could do were make phone calls and send text messages, all hand-crafted in T9 of course. Fast forward fifteen years and now my cellphone also doubles as my HD camera, portable music

By |2019-05-07T11:03:29-07:00April 17th, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain|1 Comment

Why Walmart is Paying Truckers Almost $90,000 a Year

Near the end of 2018, Walmart announced it plans to raise trucker salaries to approximately $87,500. That is in stark contrast to the current median clocking in at roughly $44,281. Now if your first thought is to quit your job immediately and apply to drive for Walmart, I don’t blame you. The salary is impressive,

By |2019-04-10T09:43:08-07:00April 10th, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Logistics, Shipping, Supply Chain, Trucking|0 Comments

A Win-Win Situation: Electronic Device Manufacturers and Blockchain Solutions

As blockchain is now a frequent topic of discussion among supply chain circles, it is essential to consider how it could affect electronic device manufacturers. Marrying electronic device manufacturers and blockchain software vendors will have a profound impact on reducing the spread of counterfeit products and more. According to Maja Vujinovic of CoinDesk, 30% of

By |2019-04-02T11:15:50-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Supply Chain|0 Comments

Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype over blockchain. When it comes to supply chain, the vast promises of renewed visibility and traceability are abundant. While there is much truth to the hype, it is important to stay practical and understand the logistics applications of blockchain and what they mean for you and

By |2019-03-18T10:23:49-07:00March 13th, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Logistics, Shipping, Supply Chain|1 Comment