Breaking the Bottleneck: Shortened Supply Chains

4275 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5

The idea submission phase is over and participation is closed.

idea phase
Online
starts on:
Apr 04, 2022, 01:00 PM
ends on:
May 23, 2022, 03:59 AM
Project Phase
Online
starts on:
Jun 13, 2022, 01:00 PM
ends on:
Jun 22, 2022, 03:59 AM

Overview

Hack. Innovate. Develop. Share.


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join your peers in this hackathon to help develop solutions that will break existing and future supply chain bottlenecks.

GS1 US® welcomes the developer and entrepreneur communities to create solutions that integrate standards to increase the adaptability and resiliency of supply chains, particularly during times of crisis. 

This Hackathon will focus on three different industry segments (Food, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Healthcare) severely disrupted by the pandemic. Given the intel, we know today around spread, geographies, demographics, and identifying critical needs, how can suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and healthcare providers leverage standards and various emerging technologies to shorten and diversify supply chains?

Themes

Hackathon Context:

Supply chains are the backbone of commerce, critical to delivering the right products to the right place at the right time. Globalized supply chain models are focused on cost savings, efficiency, and speed, but the Covid-19 pandemic and recent natural disasters have shown the fragility of this existing paradigm. In times of crisis, supply chains are challenged by rapidly changing demands with little room for flexibility, which has translated to ongoing bottlenecks and delays. Instead of long, global supply chains, what would happen if we shortened and diversified supply chains so that they are more flexible, agile, and adaptable to meet unexpected challenges? How can we think and act more locally so that needs are met at a hyperlocal level?

Join this hackathon to develop solutions that will break the existing and future supply chain bottlenecks, especially during times of crisis (i.e. natural disasters, global pandemics, etc.). With a focus on cost, efficiency, and speed (often at the expense of resiliency), global supply chains have been severely disrupted by recent global and local crises. Knowing this, how can suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, etc. leverage standards and various emerging technologies to shorten and diversify supply chains?

In this Hackathon, your solution should address one of the following themes.

Shortened Supply Chains
  1. How can standards and technology empower shorter supply chains to improve versatility and resilience? 
  2. How can standardized location data be leveraged in shortened and diversified supply chains to provide better traceability and assurances of authenticity? 
  3. How can GS1 standards be leveraged in circular use cases (refurbishment, remanufacturing, recommerce, etc.) for more localized supply chains to provide better traceability and assurances of authenticity? 

Prizes USD 20,000 in prizes

Main Prizes
1st Prize
USD 8,000
2nd Prize
USD 6,000
3rd Prize
USD 3,000
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