American Global Logistics joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance
BiTA was formed by experienced tech and transporta...
American Global Logistics has announced its membership in the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA).
BiTA was formed by experienced tech and transportation executives to create a forum for the development of blockchain standards and education for the freight industry.
Blockchain is a “secure internet”—a digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.
In a statement, American Global Logistics said BiTA brings together freight and transportation companies that are working towards the development of blockchain technology.
Gartner quantifies the business value-add of blockchain at $176bn by 2025, and then exceeding $3.1trn by 2030.
"We believe in the future of blockchain technology and its future in sharing logistics information securely between all of the different links in a global supply chain,” said Jon Slangerup, Chairman and CEO, American Global Logistics.
“Joining BiTA will enable AGL to collaborate with the most innovative companies in the country as we determine the future of blockchain in the transportation industry.”
In comments carried by Supply Chain Dive, Slangerup added that he believes blockchain will provide a minimum of 20% in cost savings for supply chains, "equating to hundreds of billions of dollars of savings within our industry alone and more than a trillion dollars across all sectors and supply chains."
Other companies that are members of BiTA include FedEx, UPS, SAP and C.H. Robinson.
New speakers announced for Procurement & Supply Chain Live
Two leading executives in supply chain transformation have been confirmed for this year's Procurement & Supply Chain Live event.
Procurement & Supply Chain Live is the perfect opportunity to hear from prominent executives at the world’s leading procurement and supply chain businesses. The event will be streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London via the leading networking platform Brella.
The three-day show, running 28-30 September 2021, is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats.
We take a look at the latest additions to the already amazing lineup of speakers announced so far, and what they will bring to the flagship event.
VP Global Supply Chain at Macmillan Education Ltd
Shaun Plunkett has over 30 years of supply chain leadership experience in FMCG, entertainment and media sectors, supporting multi-billion euro businesses including Universal Music, EMI, Sony Music, Harper Collins and Associated British Foods. He has a track record of successfully delivering transformational change coupled with award winning operating models and developing and coaching global teams. Plunkett says that challenging the status quo is at the heart of what drives him on a daily basis - and encouraging others to continuously push the boundaries.
Read more about Plunkett’s involvement in Macmillan Education’s supply chain transformation HERE
Digital Transformation Lead, Oracle UK and Board Member, CILT at Macmillan Education Ltd
Vikram Singla is digital transformation director at Oracle, UK. He helps supply chain and finance business leaders leverage technology to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their organisations. He also serves on the board if CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) – UK and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglian Ruskin University. Singla has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, and in global supply chain transformation, including deploying business transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. In his spare time, Singla is a passionate brand ambassador for Cancer Research.
Plunkett and Singla join a growing line-up of speakers, including: Sheri R. Hinish, IBM; Robert Copeland, G4S; Daniel Weise, BCG; Mark Bromley, Mastercard; David Loseby, Rolls Royce; and Ninian Wilson, Vodafone Procurement Company.