US pushes for blockchain solution to better control pharma supply chain

IBM and Walmart have been selected for a US government programme to develop a track and trace system for domestic pharmaceutical shipments using blockchain.  
Together with KPMG and Merck, they were chosen by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to participate in the pilot, scheduled for completion in Q4.  
“Blockchain could provide an important approach to improve trust in the biopharmaceutical supply chain,” said IBM global leader for blockchain in healthcare, Mark Treshock.  

Walmart online volume forecaster brings 10% improvement in on-time delivery

A new portal, developed by US retailer Walmart with freight forwarder Expeditors to deliver forecasted shipping volumes on a rolling basis to its container carriers, has brought a 10% improvement in on-time delivery of cargo.
At this week’s Transpacific Maritime conference in Long Beach, Michelle Weaver, Expeditors’ senior vice president of global order management, said the portal, five years in development, had “improved the partnership between shipper and carrier”.
“A lot of …

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