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.
Special Topics Review Includes use of Blockchain, Automation and Digitization, and Talent Management
Dr. John Langley of Penn State Leads Research Once Again; Dreaded 3PL IT Gap Jumps Higher after Falling for Many Years
Pdf of study: 3PL_2018_Study