Blockchain for the Supply Chain


In this blockchain intensive course wherein you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of blockchain
  • An intensive introduction to smart contracts, consensus protocols and public vs private chains
  • An introduction to various blockchains use cases in the Supply Chain
  • Real-life use cases for different industries and different supply chain models
  • How to set up a strategy to make use of blockchain for your own supply chain needs


This intensive course is designed for decision-making executives, where their supply chain models and operations could be impacted by the introduction of this technology.  In addition to understanding the foundational aspect of this technology, participants will be able to see how blockchain technology is changing the operational deployment to their benefit.

Senior management, key stakeholders, as well as managers, who operate in the supply chain area, will find this as a relevant course to understanding the disruptive impact of blockchain adoption.

Who should attend:

  • C-Level
  • VPs
  • Directors
  • Heads of Divisions


Module 1:  Basics of Blockchain

  • Introduction to Blockchain
  • What is the Bitcoin blockchain
  • Understanding crypto roles / purpose
  • Consensus protocols
  • Public and private blockchains
  • Ethereum (and its derivatives) / Hyperledger/ EOS / Stellar

Module 2: Understanding Smart Contracts

  • Paper to digital contracts
  • What is a smart contract?
  • Smart contract platforms
  • How smart contracts are of value to the Supply Chain

Module3: Pain points for the Supply Chain

  • Inefficiencies
  • Sourcing and inventory controls
  • Product Traceability
  • Procurement / Long Cycle Times
  • Compliance
  • Logistics / Coordination /
  • Operations / Inventory and warehouse management
  • Opacity
  • High costs
  • Shipment visibility
  • The supply chain is broken

Module 4: How can Blockchain Help Supply Chains

  • Verify Authenticity
  • Transparency and Security
  • Increased efficiency
  • Agreements and Contracts
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Cyber Security
  • Change management

Module 5: Use case examples of how blockchains are being used in supply chains today

  • Agri
  • Automotive
  • Fashion
  • Food & Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Maritime
  • Pharma
  • Power and Energy / Oil and Gas

Module 6: Compliance and Regulatory Environment

  • Blockchain Regulatory Environment
  • Overview of Blockchain Regulation
  • Compliance and Legal Issues
  • Discussion: Assess the advantages of blockchain for the Supply Chain Sector

Module 7: Barriers to Adoption

  • Existing Supply Chain solutions
  • Siloed systems
  • No established data standards and management
  • Wait and see mentality / the blockchain landscape is undergoing dramatic change
  • What will motivate change

Module 8: How to prepare you firm for blockchain

  • Evaluation and Challenges
  • Activity: Identify a use case that would be impactful to your situation
  • Acceptance and Action Plan
    • Plan
    • Source
    • Make
    • Deliver
    • Return

Blockchain For the Supply Chain

This online course is instantly available.
Enterprise pricing is available for groups of 10+

$995.00 USD

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