This fireplace chat recap is from Day 1 of FreightWaves’ World Provide Chain Week. Day 1 focuses on the navy, aerospace and manufacturing.
FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Simba Chain: Demystifying blockchain for protection provide chains
DETAILS: An environment friendly and auditable blockchain might be produced and managed in an almost drag-and-drop trend that democratizes using know-how.
SPEAKER: Jeffrey Curtis, vp 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 giant, advanced organizations. A retired member of the Senior Government Service and a acknowledged provide chain, metrics and analytics skilled, he has held management positions within the Division of Protection and is now vp of protection and provide chain for SIMBA Chain, a blockchain startup firm. Curtis can be president of his personal consulting firm, JCTEB LLC.
KEY QUOTES FROM CURTIS
“The one model of the reality is simply so vital. Understanding what you might have, 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 though I shipped it to you. …. Or the place is it? Nearly as unhealthy, I feel you might have it, you assume I’ve it and it’s on neither of our books.”
“To finish an audit was successful, simply having it get accomplished. Passing it was the aim, however I feel we had been life like to only get by it. There was a phrase we didn’t wish to hear; it was known as ‘pencils down.’ The whole lot 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 would like blockchain.’ And when his or her of us mentioned, ‘To do what?’ the reply was, ‘I would like blockchain.’ No clue as to why, simply ‘I’ve heard about this.’ I feel there’s a quote from an admiral again in World Conflict I or II — ‘I don’t know what this logistics factor is however I would like a few of it.’ It’s form of just like that. However now we’re getting previous that. … It’s working its manner into the real mainstream.”