Manufacturing Supply Chain Traceability with Blockchain

Monday, October 26, 2020 to Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Workshop Objectives

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Engineering Laboratory (EL) and the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)  will host a virtual workshop on October 26-27, 2020. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the challenges, opportunities and use cases of various blockchain technologies to improve traceability across manufacturing supply and logistics chains.

 

Background

Our nation’s supply chain continues to grow in complexity with a variety of stakeholders, processes, and intermediaries, constantly working together to deliver products that we all rely on. As this complexity increases, so does the need to secure our nation’s manufacturing supply chains, especially those supporting critical infrastructure.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Engineering Laboratory (EL) and the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) are organizing this workshop organizing this workshop to inform a subsequent whitepaper that will provide guidance on the challenges and benefits of using various blockchain technologies for manufacturing supply chain traceability. This whitepaper will cover the role of blockchain technologies to improve traceability across manufacturing supply and logistics chains, to assure the provenance of parts, and to identify participants and organizations in the overall manufacturing supply chain. The whitepaper will build upon prior NIST guidance on Blockchain Technology, and Securing Manufacturing Industrial Control Systems.

 

Participation

NIST invites industry subject matter experts and stakeholders to join this conversation.  

The workshop provides an opportunity for participants to provide feedback on relevant standards, guidelines, recommended practices, and use cases as they relate to supply chain traceability.

 

Agenda

October 26 - Day 1

 

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and Overview of NIST and the NCCoE

10:15 – 10:35

Manufacturing Supply Chain Issues: Government Perspective

10:35 - 11:35

Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges: Industry Perspective

11:35 – 11:50

Break

11:50 – 12:20

Blockchain Adoption

12:20 – 12:50

Agriculture Food Tracking

12:50 – 1:20

Successful Implementation Stories

1:20 – 2:00

End of Virtual Day Wrap-up Discussion

 

Click here to register for Day 1 of this workshop.

 

October 27 - Day 2

 

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and Recap of Day 1

10:15 – 11:00

Blockchain and Standards-Today and Tomorrow

11:00 - 11:45

On and Off the Chain: Physical Anchors and Linking Objects

11:45 – 12:00

Break

12:00 – 12:45

Digital Thread/IoT/ Quantifiable Assurance

12:45 – 1:15

Practicalities of Adoption: Small & Medium Sized Businesses

1:15 – 2:00

End of Virtual Day 2 Wrap-up Discussion

 

Click here to register for Day 2 of this workshop.

 

Confirmed Speakers

  • Ron Ross, NIST
  • Kraig Adams, VP Blockchain GS1
  • Susanne Somerville, CEO Chronicled
  • Jeff Denton, VP AmerisourceBergen
  • Ophir Gaathon, CEO Dust Identity
  • Joel Neidig, CEO Simba Chain
  • Donald Davidson, Director Cyber-SCRM Synopsys
  • Mr. Christopher Peters, The Lucrum Group, CEO

 

Registration for the workshop will close on October 23. The workshop will be limited to 500 participants.

The workshop will not be recorded and attendees may request presentations from each presenter after the event. Please join the community of interest by sending an email to blockchain_nccoe@nist.gov to get the latest updates on the activities related to Manufacturing Supply Chain Traceability.