找回密码
 立即注册
首页 区块链新闻 查看内容
  • QQ空间

思科与DHL合作进行区块链供应链整合

2020-11-18 21:37

 

思科透露,它正在其供应链中使用区块链。该网络公司提供替换部件,但将仓储和物流分包出去。该公司与供应链合作伙伴DHL一起整合了他们的系统,以便能够记录派送并提供跟踪和跟踪。


供应链包括通常的物流供应商和货运代理。


虽然区块链有一个昂贵的坏名声,但思科表示,与目前的B2B基础设施和支持相比,区块链的集成解决方案节省了资金。此外,它指出,扩展的数据改善了客户服务。综合起来,这意味着对客户更好的透明性减少了查询和响应这些查询所需的时间。它指出,减少错误的潜力是该系统的另一个优点。


与新的合作伙伴合作也会更快,合并后的平台意味着未来还可以添加额外的服务。


思科的平台使用的是Hyperledger Fabric,而DHL有它的祝福(基线生态系统服务),解决方案托管在亚马逊的AWS和微软的Azure上。


“虽然有更多的工作要做供应链行业整体设置标准和开发区块链为基础的解决方案,思科和DHL之间的伙伴关系,这既表明了技术的可行性以及可能进一步提高供应链效率,同时改善客户体验,”埃里克·艾伯茨在一篇博客文章中说。


去年,DHL与宝马合作,为从马来西亚运往亚洲其它地区的宝马零部件提供区块链解决方案的概念验证。


与此同时,在网络方面,思科正与NEC合作使用区块链来验证其网络设备的真实性,以打击潜在的仿冒品或被篡改过的设备。它也是Chainyard的“信任你的供应商区块链”的成员,其中包括IBM、安海斯-布希英博、葛兰素史克、联想、诺基亚、施耐德电气和沃达丰等知名公司。

 

 Cisco disclosed that it is using blockchain in its supply chain. The networking company provides replacement parts but subcontracts the warehousing and logistics. It worked with its supply chain partner DHL to integrate their systems so that it can log dispatches and provide track and trace.

The supply chain includes the usual logistics providers and freight forwarders.

While blockchain has a bad reputation for being expensive, Cisco says the integrated solution saves money compared to the current B2B infrastructure and support. Plus, it states the expanded data improves customer service. In combination, this means better transparency for customers reduces queries, and the time needed to respond to those. It notes the potential to reduce errors as another advantage of the system.

It’s also quicker to onboard new partners, and the combined platform means additional services can be added in the future.

Cisco’s platform uses Hyperledger Fabric, and DHL has it BLESS (Baseline Eco-System Services) and the solution is hosted on a combination of Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft Azure.

“Although there is more work to do for the supply chain industry as a whole to set standards and develop blockchain based solutions, this partnership between Cisco and DHL demonstrated both the viability of the technology as well as the potential to further improve supply chain efficiency while also improving customer experience,” said Erik Alberts in a blog post.

Last year DHL worked with BMW on a proof of concept for a blockchain solution for BMW parts shipped from Malaysia to other regions of Asia.

Meanwhile, on the networking side, Cisco is working with NEC to use blockchain to verify its networking equipment’s authenticity to combat potential counterfeits or equipment that has been tampered with. It’s also a member of Chainyard’s Trust Your Supplier blockchain, which includes high profile companies such as IBM, Anheuser-Busch InBev, GlaxoSmithKline, Lenovo, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Vodafone.

 

来自: Ledger Insights