SupplyPike launches first digital freight marketplace to accept bitcoin
Supply chain tech company SupplyPike today announced the addition of Ship, the first digital freight marketplace to accept bitcoin as the only standard form of payment, to their ecosystem.
The company said its ecosystem of products allows supply chain management professionals to manage and scale their entire flow of products, exchange data with trading partners, grow revenue through real-time analytic insights, and more, on one fluid platform.
Ship has been launched to allow users can book freight directly on the first true digital freight marketplace.
SupplyPike says “virtually anyone” will be able to access the marketplace, quickly compare freight rates for their shipment, book it, and pay quickly using bitcoin.
Bitcoin will be the only payment mechanism accepted, and additional forms of cryptocurrency and other digital payments will be added as demand from users is identified.
“SupplyPike is a platform for Supply Chain Management professionals. If there is a natural role for blockchain technology anywhere, it will be in supply chain,” said SupplyPike CEO Dan Sanker.
“Using bitcoin for payments is a small step towards integrating and adopting this technology, but it needs to happen already.”
The premise of blockchain is that is will enable more intelligent business processes for supply chain professionals through enhanced transparency, such as during the tracking of a product’s journey, and better security for transactions and record keeping.
Container company Skycell recently announced their adoption of cryptocurrency for transactions to further integrate blockchain into the logistics industry.
Additionally, tech company ShipChain recently announced plans for a platform that delivers unified tracking across the entire supply chain, between all carriers.
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.