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Microsoft’s Cloud Supply Chain blockchain initiative receives top award from Gartner for Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year 

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Microsoft’s cloud supply chain is on a journey to digitize and financialize core inventory assets and achieve unique item traceability. To advance on this path, we’ve developed innovative blockchain solutions to drive down supply chain costs, increase visibility, and lay the foundation for mine-to-datacenter traceability. We are announcing that Microsoft’s cloud supply chain received one…Read more

Improve supply chain resiliency, traceability, and predictability with blockchain 

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Introduction “Many new technologies have transformed the supply chain industry over the years; however, persistent problems remained, such as lack of traceability, especially for raw materials, and a lack of trust in data across parties. Our team has applied a new blockchain-based solution to solve these and many other supply chain challenges across our cloud…Read more

Kennametal is on the cutting edge of manufacturing 

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Current market conditions are demonstrating how heavily the world relies on manufacturers’ abilities to operate agile factories and resilient supply chains. One great illustration of the critical role of manufacturers is explained in the inside story of how a group of rival companies came together to make ventilators for the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic….Read more

Reimagine a resilient and sustainable future with Microsoft at our Digital Manufacturing Summit 

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The inaugural Microsoft Digital Manufacturing Summit launched on June 24th, and I hope you will join me and our global community as we share best practices and innovations to help create more agile factories and resilient supply chains during this time of disruption. The event includes over 30 on-demand webinars, product demos, virtual roundtables, and…Read more

Pushing the boundaries of manufacturing and resources innovation with AI 

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has sparked a data revolution that is changing our world forever. A study by PwC says that the global gross domestic product (GDP) will increase by 14 percent by 2030 as a result of AI adoption, contributing an additional $15.7T to the worldwide economy (PwC, 2017). And, in the next five years,…Read more