Supply chains can be complicated.
Imagine for a moment that a manufacturer uses the wrong design specs, a supplier mixes up two different orders or a raw material causes a bad batch of products that need to be recalled. On top of that, billions of dollars in cash flow are now tied up while the problem is being rectified plus the 60-day payment terms.
The effects of poorly managed supply chains continue to trouble businesses today. On May 10th of 2016, hoverboards were exploding all over the world. A number of incidents of the boards catching fire led to major retailers such as Amazon and Target issuing refunds and telling customers to trash them. Airlines were banning them and some cities were even banning hoverboards from roads and sidewalks. It is was later found that the batteries in the boards were defective and causing the fires.
VeriDoc Global has developed a supply chain solution that leverages blockchain technology and smart contracts. Our system verifies that each step in the supply chain has registered a “digital handshake” that marks exactly when and where the goods have changed hands. This makes it clear who is liable for products every step of the way.
Blockchain can increase the efficiency and transparency of supply chains and positively impact everything from warehousing, delivery, and payment.
The vital things that are necessary for reliability and integrity in a supply chain, are provided by the blockchain. Blockchain provides consensus on the data, there is no dispute in the chain regarding transactions because all entities on the chain have the same version of the ledger. Everyone on the blockchain can see the chain of ownership for an asset on the blockchain. Records on the blockchain cannot be erased which is important for a transparent supply chain.
You're able to test it out and scan the QR codes yourself on your smartphone to see the technology working for yourself.
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VeriDoc Global has developed a solution that involves embedding a QR code on an item with a unique digital hash inside the QR code. The hash holds a string of information that is then placed on the blockchain network for security, verification and most important end user validation. Using a QR code reading app, customers can scan the QR code on the item once it has been delivered to them to verify the authenticity of items.
Throughout the shipping process, the QR code can be updated with information verifying when and where the product has changed hands. Using any QR code reading app, scan the QR code on the pharmaceuticals and the app will show you the true document produced by the issuer. This allows you to compare and see if the pharmaceuticals is an original or a fake.