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NEC AND CISCO TO PROVIDE NETWORK EQUIPMENT WITH ENHANCED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

February 17, 2020

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NEC Corporation today announced that it has strengthened processes for confirming the authenticity* of network equipment used for security areas and critical industrial infrastructure prior to shipment, during construction, and during operation by combining its fraud detection technologies with those from Cisco Systems G.K. (Cisco), utilizing NEC blockchain technologies for network devices. This is an important advancement in NEC's efforts to strengthen the verification, monitoring, and mana...

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BLOCKCHAIN A GROWING TREND IN SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY, BUT IS IT JUST 'HYPE'?

February 13, 2020

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Shippers are increasingly pulling their logistics providers into blockchain as they employ the technology to form networks with business partners and tech providers. Walmart is very much in the vanguard, having set up a blockchain-based freight and payment network in Canada and about to launch a pharmaceutical utility network. According to Walmart and technology provider DLT Labs, the network is the largest “full production blockchain solution for any industrial application” on the p...

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SUPPLY CHAINS PLAN FOR CORONAVIRUS DISRUPTION

January 29, 2020

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Companies that rely on manufacturing from facilities in Wuhan, China, are considering alternative suppliers as facilities in the region face potential production delays. The number of coronavirus cases has exceeded 4,500 and the region has implemented a quarantine limiting travel in and out of the industrial hub. "We do have some suppliers in the Wuhan area," Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday on the company's first quarter earnings call. "All of the suppliers there are alternate...

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February 17, 2020

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NEC AND CISCO TO PROVIDE NETWORK EQUIPMENT WITH ENHANCED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

NEC Corporation today announced that it has strengthened processes for confirming the authenticity* of network equipment used for security areas and critical industrial infrastructure prior to shipment, during construction, and during operation by combining its fraud detection technologies with those from Cisco Systems G.K. (Cisco), utilizing NEC blockchain technologies for network devices. This is an important advancement in NEC's efforts to strengthen the verification, monitoring, and mana...

Read More

February 13, 2020

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BLOCKCHAIN A GROWING TREND IN SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY, BUT IS IT JUST 'HYPE'?

Shippers are increasingly pulling their logistics providers into blockchain as they employ the technology to form networks with business partners and tech providers. Walmart is very much in the vanguard, having set up a blockchain-based freight and payment network in Canada and about to launch a pharmaceutical utility network. According to Walmart and technology provider DLT Labs, the network is the largest “full production blockchain solution for any industrial application” on the p...

Read More

January 29, 2020

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SUPPLY CHAINS PLAN FOR CORONAVIRUS DISRUPTION

Companies that rely on manufacturing from facilities in Wuhan, China, are considering alternative suppliers as facilities in the region face potential production delays. The number of coronavirus cases has exceeded 4,500 and the region has implemented a quarantine limiting travel in and out of the industrial hub. "We do have some suppliers in the Wuhan area," Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday on the company's first quarter earnings call. "All of the suppliers there are alternate...

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