This hearth chat recap is from Day 1 of FreightWaves’ World Provide Chain Week. Day 1 focuses on the army, aerospace and manufacturing.
FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Simba Chain: Demystifying blockchain for protection provide chains
DETAILS: An environment friendly and auditable blockchain may be produced and managed in an almost drag-and-drop style that democratizes the usage of expertise.
SPEAKER: Jeffrey Curtis, vice chairman of protection and provide chain, Simba Chain. (The chat was performed by Patrick Duffy, president of Blockchain in Transport Alliance.)
BIO: Curtis is a senior protection enterprise reform chief with 34 years of expertise in strategic problem-solving for big, advanced organizations. A retired member of the Senior Government Service and a acknowledged provide chain, metrics and analytics knowledgeable, he has held management positions within the Division of Protection and is now vice chairman of protection and provide chain for SIMBA Chain, a blockchain startup firm. Curtis can also be president of his personal consulting firm, JCTEB LLC.
KEY QUOTES FROM CURTIS
“The one model of the reality is simply so vital. Figuring out what you’ve got, the place it’s, who has it’s awfully vital. You don’t need it on two units of books. You don’t need me to assume I nonetheless have it although I shipped it to you. …. Or the place is it? Virtually as dangerous, I believe you’ve got it, you assume I’ve it and it’s on neither of our books.”
“To finish an audit was a hit, simply having it get completed. Passing it was the purpose, however I believe we have been practical to simply get by way of it. There was a phrase we didn’t need to hear; it was referred to as ‘pencils down.’ Every part is so tousled, I can’t even do that, I can’t even audit it.”
“At one level, there was an entity inside DOD that mentioned, ‘I need blockchain.’ And when his or her people mentioned, ‘To do what?’ the reply was, ‘I need blockchain.’ No clue as to why, simply ‘I’ve heard about this.’ I believe there’s a quote from an admiral again in World Battle I or II — ‘I don’t know what this logistics factor is however I need a few of it.’ It’s type of much like that. However now we’re getting previous that. … It’s working its approach into the real mainstream.”