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December 10 2018

Blockchain: Another Day, Another New Technology

Volume:

48

Issue:

23

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Blockchain technology has broad application and disruptive potential across all economic sectors, distribution included. However, issues of cooperation, governance and standardization mean that adoption at scale is likely several years away. This article provides a brief history of blockchain technology and looks at some of its longer-term implications for the distribution industry.

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Alex Moazed was a speaker at MDMs recent forum on Amazon Business. This article is excerpted from the book Modern Monopolies: What it Takes to Dominate the 21st-Century Economy, which he co-wrote with Nick Johnson. Alex has long championed the idea that the largest B2B distributors from non-competing verticals should band together to build an industry-run marketplace that is a direct competitor to Amazon Business.

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Table of Contents:

  • Another Day, Another New Technology
  • Commentary: The Value of Open Dialogue
  • Where Do I Start With a Platform?
  • The Three Most Important Words in Distribution
  • Market Snapshot: Market Demand for Welding Gases & Equipment
  • MDM News Digest 4823

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Blockchain technology has broad application and disruptive potential across all economic sectors, distribution included. However, issues of cooperation, governance and standardization mean that adoption at scale is likely several years away. This article provides a brief history of blockchain technology and looks at some of its longer-term implications for the distribution industry.

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Alex Moazed was a speaker at MDMs recent forum on Amazon Business. This article is excerpted from the book Modern Monopolies: What it Takes to Dominate the 21st-Century Economy, which he co-wrote with Nick Johnson. Alex has long championed the idea that the largest B2B distributors from non-competing verticals should band together to build an industry-run marketplace that is a direct competitor to Amazon Business.

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

4823Cover

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • Another Day, Another New Technology
  • Commentary: The Value of Open Dialogue
  • Where Do I Start With a Platform?
  • The Three Most Important Words in Distribution
  • Market Snapshot: Market Demand for Welding Gases & Equipment
  • MDM News Digest 4823

Are you a subscriber? Simply log-in to view this issue.