Many of the retailers are actually finding it difficult to deliver the products to the customers. However, Walmart has finally decided that it will be using the blockchain technology in order to solve the problems of the logistics chain. Moreover, it recently filed a group of patents as well. Walmart is trying to develop a string of patents so that they are able to use the blockchain technology to their advantage.
Recently, on July 5, it was awarded the patent for delivery of packages as well as scheduling of the packages. This clearly indicates that Walmart is moving bigtime on the blockchain technology.
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According to the patents, public ledger will be used. If indeed, the public ledger is used, that clearly indicates that the blockchain technology is in use. Moreover, there will be reserving of capacity as well. With the resolving of capacity, it will streamline the entire logistics process.
The blockchain will enable that the capacity utilization goes higher. As a result, the unit economics will improve significantly as well. When the unit economic improves significantly, it will become much easier for most of the retailers to work efficiently. This is one of the main reasons why Walmart will be able to bring out the solutions with the help of these blockchain patents.
Currently, delivery is a pain point for most of the retailers, they are not able to easily deliver the products to clients in the countryside. Moreover, the tracking is not robust as well. This is the reason why it is not convenient to get the packages delivered as well. This is one of the main reasons why Walmart is trying to develop newer patents which it will help it in doing so.
At the same point in time, this is not the 1st a patent by Walmart. This is one of the main reasons why it is gaining more and more prominence as well. Due to the increased prominence, of these patterns, indeed Walmart will be able to improve their logistics chain. Once they are able to do that, it will become easier for them to become world leaders in off-line as well as online retailing. This will ensure that they are able to expand their business significantly as well. This is one of the main reasons why Walmart is consistently looking to file patents related to the blockchain technology use for logistics.
It remains to be seen how it is able to integrate these patents into the practical usage of blockchain technology for the logistics chain in the future.
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