The partner of Coca-Cola’s largest US-based bottling company is expanding its use of blockchain to enhance efficiency across the beverage company’s supply chain.
Coke One North America (CONA), a partner of the largest US-based Coca-Cola bottling company, will use The Baseline Protocol to enhance transparency and reduce friction in “cross-organization supply chain transactions.”
The project will see CONA partner with distributed ledger technology (DLT) firms and Baseline Protocol founding members Unibright and Provide to establish a “Coca-Cola Bottling Harbor” — allowing streamlined transactions among both internal bottler-suppliers and external suppliers of raw materials.
Coca-Cola bottlers expand blockchain adoption
On August 3, Unibright announced CONA’s plans to expand its use of blockchain technology across its supply chain.
The announcement notes that the 12-largest North American Coca-Cola bottlers began using a Hyperledger Fabric-based blockchain platform for internal supply chain management last year, driving increased “transparency and efficiency” in bottlers’ intricate supply chains.
The new project will see CONA expand its use of DLT beyond its internal network to incorporate external suppliers, such as raw material vendors distributing cans and bottles.
In addition to facilitating untamperable data recording and “complex inter-organization business process automation,” the announcement notes that the Baseline Protocol can be deployed for asset token and decentralized finance (DeFi) use-cases.
CONA expects to publish results in Q4
Data will be ‘baselined’ to the Ethereum (ETH) mainnet to create “an integrated, private, distributed integration network” for CONA.
Speaking to Cointelegraph, ConsenSys developer and Baseline Protocol co-founder John Wolpert described ‘baselining’ as “a technique for using the public Ethereum Mainnet to maintain consistency between different records and systems of r