Blockchain en logística: informe de DHL

Matthias Heutger y Markus Kückelhaus, de la empresa DHL, firman el informe publicado este mismo año sobra Blockchain en logística y cuyo título es Blockchain in logistics: perspectives on the upcoming impact of blockchain and use cases for the logistics industry.

En el documento explican qué es blockchain, ofrecen algunos ejemplos generales y también algunos específicos del sector de la logística. Nos parece interesante extraer algunos párrafos de la parte específica sectorial para dar a conocer los ejemplos y su propósito general. Para información detallada, recomendamos leer el informe completo y consultar los enlaces que incluímos. Sin duda blockchain en logística es uno de los sectores con más posibilidades.

Informe sobre blockchain en logística

Proyecto conjunto IBM-Maersk

The solution will help manage and track the paper trail of tens of millions of shipping containers across the world by digitizing the supply chain process from end-to-end to enhance transparency and the highly secure sharing of information among trading partners. When adopted at scale, the solution has the potential to save the industry billions of dollars.

Proyecto piloto de ZIM Integrated Shipping Services

During the trial, conducted in cooperation with Sparx Logistics and Wave Ltd., the participants issued, transferred and received original electronic documents using the Wave Application. The pioneering pilot, first of its kind led by an ocean carrier, saw the containers, shipped by Sparx Logistics from China to Canada, delivered to the consignees “without a hitch”.

Proyecto de Walmart relacionado con la trazabilidad

Yiannas said that Blockchain was able to shorten the time it took to track produce from six days to two seconds. Walmart is getting suppliers to put food on a Blockchain, which it says will reduce waste, as well as improve contamination management and transparency.

Walmart, in collaboration with IBM, began to test the technology to identify and remove recalled foods from its products list in 2016. With a Blockchain-based system, the company reportedly is able to verify any information about products and, thanks to the technology’s decentralized nature, is protected from hacking attacks and data alterations.

Proyecto de Unilever

The idea is to provide preferential pricing for those who are focused on sustainable farming methods designed to increase harvests without using more land. That’s where the banks come in: They’re interested in helping finance farms that have committed to these practices, but it has been difficult to validate which ones truly are following through.

Proyecto ShipChain

The ShipChain platform unifies shipment tracking on the Ethereum blockchain, using a sidechain to track individual encrypted geographic waypoints across each smart contract. With this system, the meaning of each cryptographic waypoint is only accessible for interpretation by the parties involved in the shipment itself. This gives shippers more visibility across their supply chain, and allows carriers to communicate with ease.

Information about loads, geo waypoints, and other basic information is recorded and publicly validated within the sidechain. On the shipment’s delivery and confirmation, the contract is completed and stored on the main blockchain.

Proyecto de Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC y the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

Bank of America, HSBC and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) revealed they have built a blockchain application based on the Hyperledger protocol that aims to replicate the letter of credit (LC) transaction process between banks, exporters and importers.

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