The Trade-chain experiment

Using blockchain and Internet of Things technology, we tracked a shipment of almonds from regional Victoria all the way to Germany, with end-to-end visibility over the supply chain. The whereabouts of the transported goods could be checked via a web app at any time, resulting in smarter planning and potential cost savings throughout the supply chain.

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Manufacturing PMI December

December saw a steeper deterioration of Australian manufacturing conditions. The headline PMI was dragged down by survey-record falls in both new orders and output.

Services PMI December

Australian services business activity shrank further at the end of the year, accompanied by a fall in employment. However, the survey also showed improved demand, as reflected by firmer sales growth and rising export trade.

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Blockchain’s potential to strip out cost, time, error and fraud, while increasing transparency, is leading some shipping companies to run trials with clients. 

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Efficiency through technology

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Manufacturing PMI November

Australian manufacturing conditions were broadly stagnant in November, as a survey-record fall in new orders and a decline in output weighed on the headline PMI.

Services PMI November

Australian services business activity declined in the middle of the fourth quarter, accompanied by subdued sales growth, which remained constrained by a further fall in export demand.

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