Even the United States Air Force is interested in blockchain technology.
Modern Materials Handling reported the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) has developed a free, interactive tool to help supply chain management professionals learn about blockchain and its potential uses.
For the military, as with private industry, blockchain could provide better visibility into an extremely complex logistics network. “Current information systems sometimes struggle to track parts that are sourced from one region, and then assembled into equipment that is deployed to the opposite end of the planet,” according to Modern Materials Handling. “A blockchain digital ledger could be an elegant solution to this extremely complex challenge.”
AFIT, the Air Force’s graduate school, worked with SecureMarking, a private supply chain security firm, and the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business, to develop a multi-echelon supply chain scenario and then created a blockchain application around it. You can view a demonstration of the tool here.