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Wal-Mart testing new Technology


walmartstoreOlga Kharif writes in Bloomberg about Walmart’s test of new technology to facilitate cold chain tracking. Blockchain is a distributed ledger that allows the handoffs which occur in the supply chain (from grower to distributor to retail store) to record transactions, providing enhanced tracing and tracking abilities. Should the need for a recall arise it can be done surgically – “almost like a scalpel vs a machete.”

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Harry Haney. Associate Director, Supply and Value Chain Center

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