SF Express deploys blockchain, big data to track medical goods supply

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/3/30 14:19:00

Two SF Express employees sort packages in an SF warehouse in Guiyang, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, on February 8. Photo: cnsphotos

Blockchain is one of the latest technologies being deployed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease, and is particularly useful in tracking the origin and checking quality of medical goods supply, according to Shenzhen-based SF Express. 

SF Express said it is exploring the application of blockchain technology to the transportation of key supplies related to COVID-19. The system will be able to track, verify, and record each transaction in the logistics process, and identify the priority level of each order. 

The company has already begun to establish the use of blockchain, especially in the transportation of products with increasingly high standards like medicines and foods. 

In addition to blockchain, SF Express is also reportedly using big data to build a trackable logistics network, which will be able to effectively identify supply priority levels and minimize the risk of fake and unqualified products entering the market. 

New technologies such as blockchain, data tracking and artificial intelligence (AI) are ensuring supplies of emergency products and helping the frontline medical workers control the disease. 

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has also been contributing to efforts to control the virus, deploying a diagnostic system backed by AI to improve diagnostic accuracy on the frontline. Chinese technology company Huawei is providing countries like the Philippines with its AI CT scanning system.

Global Times 

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