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DEF stands for Data Exchange Framework, powered by our flagship award winning GovBlocks Protocol. DEF is built to empower data exchange in complex supply chains to implement a single version of truth across all stakeholders. It leverages blockchain to enable secure, approval-based exchange of information to provide decision making capabilities across the value chain.

Access to a single version of real-time critical data such as raw material movement, just in time inventory, long/short term contractual supplies, claims, quality-related data is streamlined with the use of GovBlocks powered DEF.

Key processes that get impacted by efficient data sharing:

  • Demand Management: Allows stakeholders to be proactive in matching supply to demand
  • Relationship Management: Transparent data sharing reduces friction between stakeholders and helps strengthen relationships
  • Delivery, Returns Management: Access to delivery & quality data helps stakeholders efficiently manage deliveries and returns returns


Most supply chains suffer from disintegrated data that is maintained in silos across each stakeholder resulting in inefficiencies that affect businesses globally

In an era of increasing digitalisation, efficient data sharing must be prioritised to curb productivity losses, increase employee satisfaction and improve the bottom line.


average time wasted daily by employees working with inefficient systems


of employees in the UK are not confident about the accuracy of data within their company’s internal systems


Average amount wasted by businesses in productivity each year as a result of inefficient data/knowledge sharing

*Acording to a recent study by The Access Group



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Demand Forecasts

Traditional: Demand forecasts originate from retailers and flow through the chain back to the raw material suppliers; however, there is a considerable amount of time lag in getting data across through to the suppliers

DEF: As soon as the retailers update the demand, data is instantly disseminated across the chain without any time lag

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Sales Data

Traditional: Demand is typically shared in form of orders, which are a processed result of various information by the buyer; hence, orders’ data often distort the true dynamics of the supply chain (also known as bullwhip effect)

DEF: Smart contracts marry sales data with demand forecasts and inventory data to ensure all stakeholders have the right inventory levels


Delivery Status Tracking

Traditional: Real-time delivery status is either not tracked or tracked through inefficient media such as email, mobile messages or chat applications

DEF: Real-time delivery information is shared across relevant stakeholders through pre-configured trigger events


Inventory Details

Traditional: Each stakeholder maintains localised inventory details; information sharing process is manual and hence, leads to a considerable time lag

DEF: Smart contracts automatically trigger alerts based on predefined levels, ensuring the inventory is always monitored

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