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Reference #: Date: April 16, 2020

CHain Integration Project (CHIP) Proof-of-Concept Whitepaper

Abstract:

The CHIP (CHain Integration Project) Initiative at the Auburn University RFID Lab recently concluded its Proof-of-Concept phase, which sought to prove the viability of a blockchain solution for serialized data exchange. Nike, PVH Corp., HermanKay, Kohl’s, and Macy’s participated in the first phase of the project by contributing item-level data streams from various supply chain nodes from January to December 2019. The project was able to successfully integrate serialized data streams from source to store, connecting the dots between isolated touch points and forging a history for each product that passed through the supply chain.

The solution was constructed on a Hyperledger Fabric foundation and additional details regarding the business case, solution architecture, and next steps are available in the official CHIP Whitepaper.