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Grounded Aircraft Mean Supply Chain Disruptions

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AOG is an aviation term meaning Aircraft on Ground. When grounded, commercial aircraft cannot return to service until they’re repaired and inspected. AOGs can happen at any airport for a myriad of reasons every day. But what’s the impact of an intentional temporary grounding of hundreds of aircraft…

Innovate, Collaborate, and Play Minecraft

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I recently had the opportunity to talk with Pontus Westerberg, program officer at UN-Habitat, about the non-profit Block by Block program that leverages the best-selling video game Minecraft for public space planning by engaging local community members. The global accomplishments of Block by Block…

Looking Forward, Looking Back in Supply Chain

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New year, new priorities. Where will your organization be focusing your supply chain efforts this year? To help you tackle 2019, APQC's research team wants to learn your top priorities and challenges. We want the research we conduct and the content we create to be valuable to you and targeted on…

Blockchain Security: Insights from XChain2

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Blockchain for business: It is no longer just a concept; organizations are actively creating solutions. There is currently a great deal of experimentation and investment in this emerging technology. Even hosting and cloud vendors (e.g., Amazon Web Services) are now moving to offer blockchain.…

Romaine Lettuce Recall: A Case for Blockchain?

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With recent food safety crises such as the pre-Thanksgiving U.S. recall on romaine lettuce due to an E. coli outbreak, I have heard people calling for increased traceability of food and a greater ability to track products back to their origins. Thankfully, a few days ago the Centers for…

6 Use Cases for Blockchain-as-a-Service

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I recently interviewed Andrew Bruce to learn how blockchain can cut costs, reduce complexity, and improve controls in oil and gas supply chains and across industries. Andrew Bruce is the CEO of Data Gumbo, a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) provider offering smart contract capabilities to oil and gas…