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Industry 4.0 blockchain obstacles and adoption in manufacturing supply chains

By Staff

Industry 4.0 will see artificial intelligence and blockchain playing prominent roles in the enterprise manufacturing supply chain. Numerous blockchain startups are targeting support of the global movement and tracking of $2 trillion worth of goods and services annually by 2023 according to Gartner.

The anticipated result will be better supply chain management, smart contractual platforms, digital currencies and tighter cyber security whether its between OEMs and EMS providers, OEMs and their suppliers and end-market customers, EMS providers and their customers, vendors and suppliers, and players in the greater supply chain ecosystem including banks and lenders, and more.

Manufacturing supply chain back-end costs

One of the most attractive use cases for blockchain involves reducing and cutting back-end costs and yielding high ROIs by moving record-keeping and logistics to a decentralized, immutable, trust-enabled blockchain platform according to a report by Oliver Wyman and Oppenheimer & Co.

Logistically, sourcing and moving raw materials and components, and product and finished goods inventory (FGI) to end consumers could involve tens if not hundreds, even thousands of participants. Large, global EMS providers like Foxconn, Flex and Jabil each manage 200,000+ various vendors and suppliers.

Supply chains are complex. Aside from the fact there is a significant lack of transparency and efficiency in how products’ logistical journeys are recorded and managed, the enterprise can also leverage better control over accuracy of tariffs compliance and management of HTS, UNSPSC codes.

Blockchain use cases for discreet, and process, manufacturing
Artificial intelligence benefits electronics manufacturing expansion

Today, large portions of the supply chain are administered through paper-based management and/or captured in antiquated databases or spreadsheets.

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