Tag Archives: blockchain

Highlights from the 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study Part 2

Dan Gilmore of Supply Chain Digest talks more about the 2018 version of the annual study of 3PLs by Dr John Langley. Blockchain is mentioned, but does not seem to be grabbing much mindshare among 3PL firms. It’s possible that’s because they don’t see how it will make their life easier or more profitable. In fact much of the press talk has been about how 3PLs will be negatively impacted by having to use a particular blockchain repository for their transactions, revealing them to everyone who is a member of that repository.  It’s a good question, and Dan reflects sagely on it.

I’ve included a link to the pdf of the report below. You can also get it by registering on Dr John Langley’s site.

Supply Chain Digest Logo  Special Topics Review Includes use of Blockchain, Automation and Digitization, and Talent Management

Source: Supply Chain News: Highlights from the 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study Part 2

Dr. John Langley of Penn State Leads Research Once Again; Dreaded 3PL IT Gap Jumps Higher after Falling for Many Years

Source: Supply Chain News: Highlights from the 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study part 1

Pdf of study:  3PL_2018_Study

Blockchain’s Garbage In, Garbage Out Challenge

How do we fix mistakes in the blockchain data? Accenture has patented software to do that! More challenges ahead for blockchain in supply chain.


Blockchain Currency Ready for Container Shipping

Here is a well written story on the 300cubits ICO blockchain offering coming up.  It gives some of the philosophy behind their idea.

Maritime Executive Logo  The Hong Kong-based company 300cubits aims to partially replace U.S. dollars in the container shipping industry with a token soon to be launched on

Source: Blockchain Currency Ready for Container Shipping