Tag Archives: disruption

Blockchain Builds Trust in Marine Shipping with ‘Single Version of the Truth’ 

A nice collection of current efforts in blockchain implementations for the container shipping business.   Brink is an electronic magazine about risk.

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Source: Blockchain Builds Trust in Marine Shipping with ‘Single Version of the Truth’ – Brink – The Edge of Risk

Bigger box ships calling at fewer ports puts serious pressure on hinterland connections – The Loadstar

Good article on the effects of larger box ships (which are calling at fewer ports). The hinterland infrastructure is going to have to adjust. I don’t think the ocean carriers are going back to smaller ships. The big ones are just too efficient to give up.

Source: Bigger box ships calling at fewer ports puts serious pressure on hinterland connections – The Loadstar

Turning Digital Disruption Into a Building Block for Change

This piece by Ken Cottrill from MIT discusses Jeanne Ross’s views on the trends in digital support of enterprises. Clearly they are growing, and it’s also apparent that there is potential for great improvement in enterprises by careful attention to what’s important.  There are two nice cases cited.

But I found most interesting was her statement that

“the operations mindset is not a good fit for highly fluid digital services platforms…”

In operations we tend to think that everything is operations, or at least has a close connection, looked at from the right point of view.   This statement challenges us to think through how the operations community has been limiting itself by its point of view, and perhaps needs to retool with a closer connection with the new practices of agile, customer-centric and user-motivated change.

We need even more of the design thinking and entrepreneurial attitude in operations.

Source: Turning Digital Disruption Into a Building Block for Change