Supply Chain Symphony
Supply chains are an orchestra; when one part is off key, the entire operation is out of tune. Overdue shipments, spoiled cargo, stolen inventory and misplaced goods are just some of the ills that plague even the most sophisticated logistics operations. And all the while these inefficiencies annually cost the world several billion USD in food, medicine, fuel and time.
Olam Foundation is a global alliance aimed at completely eliminating the wasteful chaos in the modern supply chain once-and-for-all. By using Olam’s standard protocol, the open-source platform allows all logistics parties along the supply chain to connect, communicate and develop their business in a more effective and transparent manner. On Olam’s trusted platform, all supply-chain stakeholders connect effortlessly, sharing data and providing their services efficiently without disrupting the delicate ecosystem.
OLAM PLATFORM KEY BENEFITS:
resource wasting greatly
Todays paper based supply chain require approximately 14B papers which equals to 400,000 trees annually, handling these papers takes a total of 870,000 years each year and growing. By moving to Olam we eliminate these outdated procedures to almost 0.
carbon footprint drastically
The transparency Olam’s platform bringing with it brings efficiency to new levels, With the Olam platform it will be easier for the various companies to take advantage of the available space in containers and thus send more shipments in less containers means fewer trucks, planes and even ships.
most cargo theft & fraud
In 2016 $55B worth of cargo goods was lost due frauds and thefts. Studies have shown that 80% of these cases can be prevented by simplifying the business of cargo and correct handling.
the UN/FAO initiative
According to UN/FAO, 1.3B tons of edible food lost every year due to supply chain inefficiencies. Olam is aiming to streamline the complexity in the supply chain and the ability to real time end to end traceability.
decentralized, open-source platform
Olam Platform is built by a not-for-profit foundation registered in Switzerland, the platform is based on DLT and the code is open for everyone.
marketplace for products
One of the ability this platform enables is a supply chain marketplace where companies can go to tenders and others can offer their services and bet on the prices.
The basis for Olam’s groundbreaking infrastructure is a network of blockchain nodes run by operators, and capable of recording every supply chain event (e.g. changes of custody, sensor measurements etc.). The API and protocol engine facilitate a standard communication method between all users of the Olam network infrastructure.
Today paper-based handling cost per shipment: $93, using Olam: ~$10
Paper shipment time: 5-10 days, Using Olam: instant
Real-Time cargo information: Today provided by subcontractor and require IT integration by using Olam, systems are already integrating, no IT project is requiring.
Today paper shipment costs: $20, Using Olam: $0. Archiving: today its expensive and room consuming, In Olam simply by using Dapp.
Olam's Ecosystem and Token
The Olam platform was built to support the supply chain industry by facilitating a new ecosystem, which will consist of a network of stakeholders in the supply chain including shipping companies, freight forwarders, air carriers and others. It will host, in addition, various service providers for the supply chain such as IoT sensor companies, software vendors, financers and others.
- Total tokens: 1,516,250,000
- Total tokens sold including bonuses: 606,500,000
- Token price: $0.1
- Hard cap: $40M
co-founder and CEO
Co-Founder and V.P. Marketing & Business Development of M-Stream (acquired by Broadcom). David’s prior positions include: V.P Marketing and Business Development of DSPG and CEO of Video-Surfer, a VCON subsidiary
Co-Founder and CTO
Yaron Kaufmann spent 7 years at Texas Instruments in the Mobile Connectivity Solutions business unit, serving as CTO, strategic marketing manager and product manager. Yaron’s prior positions: Engineering Manager at Yamar Electronics and R&D Team Leader in the technology unit of the IDF for 10 years.
VP of Business Development
High-tech veteran with over 30 years of experience in management, marketing and R&D in major international companies. Founded MM&M Ltd., specializing in international and strategic business development. Shlomo served as President of Infineon, Broadband Access Division, VP at ECI and as a senior manager at Intel.
Dana (Reich) Adam
is an Internet entrepreneur with extensive marketing, operations and finance experience. Founder of Metronome (acquired by SimplySmart), cofounder and COO at Cliconomy, GoTraffic and Beta-Popcorn. Dana Holds a BA in Economy and accounting from TLV University, Israel.
was VP of R&D at PeerTV, a leading developer of hardware and software solutions for the Internet-based TV market. Chaim’s prior positions include R&D Group Manager at Softier. During his tenure there, Softier introduced a Linux-based IP-Set Top Box utilizing Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320DM64x digital media processors and Softier’s Linux operating system and development tools.
Co-Founder and former CEO of Multiverse Media, as well as Co-founder of various online ventures. Ido is a born-and-bread entrepreneur who began accumulating his vast experience and business knowledge a decade ago with successfully ventures in marketing and business development.
Having managed and mobilized large online communities for over a decade, Nate is a maven in internet culture and forum management. With a solid background in media and communications, he enjoys both building and driving active internet communities for passive and proactive action and interest.
Blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiastic, early adopter and investor. Supply chain expert, Co-founder of the startup company “Thermo transit”. IDF Special Forces veteran.
Highly Experienced hands on software developer with over than 20 years of experience in multiple fields and technologies, and a strong background in distributed systems, blockchain, and communication protocols.
Tomer is a back-end and blockchain developer with a specialty in DevOps practices and a passion for decentralized technologies. He formerly worked as Java Developer for Mprest systems, focusing on implementing microservices architecture solutions and leading the DevOps efforts of the company. Prior to becoming a developer, he worked as a lawyer, at the Israeli Department of Justice.
Gerard van Kesteren
Logistic veteran with over 25 in the field, held important senior positions in large and substantial companies: Kuehne + Nagel CFO (1999 – 2014), CFO Western Europe (1989 – 1999), Sara Lee Corporation Finance Director UK (1979 – 1985), Finance Director Spain (1985 – 1987), Corporate Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (1987 – 1989). Today he serves as a knowledgeable consultant in the field.
Thomas Nieszner is a supply chain expert with over 25 years of executive experience in international logistics organizations. As former CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, and current Senior Advisor to the Deutsche Post/DHL Board, Thomas contributes an in-depth, broad market understanding of the industry’s challenges and provides unique vision for the Olam Project.
SVP Products & Services
Marcel started his aviation & logistics career with Lufthansa After seven years at Lufthansa Cargo going through international placements in London, New Delhi (establishing Lufthansa Cargo India), Singapore and Frankfurt, holding various management positions he joined Kuehne + Nagel In 2004, at their global Headquarter in Schindellegi/Switzerland.
Strategic executive with solid skills honed over 25 years in CEO roles at FedEx in Israel, board member at FedEx Bulgaria and Serbia, member of the board of directors of Flying Cargo group of companies, co-founder and former CEO of Boxit Lockers & Stores. Advisor, mentor and investor. Professional executive and lecturer at the School of Management, Tel-Aviv University.
Head of Global Operations
Hendrik started his aviation & logistics career in Brussels and joined Swissport in 2012. After holding several management positions, he joined the Swissport Headquarter in 2016 and currently holds the position of Head of Global Operations – Cargo. Hendrik is an experienced executive with broad experience in project management, standardization innovation, new technologies and cargo handling operations.
Venture-backed technology entrepreneur for over 20 years. Founder of MetaCafe, Israel fastest growing video sharing site reaching over 50M uniques at its peak. Previously, Eyal founded Contact Network, one of the first social networks in 1999. Eyal has been an outspoken thought leader on cryptocurrency in Israel and is a talented piano and bass musician.
Prof. Tetsuya Osaka
Senior Research Professor and Emeritus Director of the Institute for Research Organization for Nano & Life Innovation, and Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. He is past President of the Electrochemical Society (ECS), president of the Electrochemical Society of Japan, Vice-President of the Surface Finishing Society of Japan, Vice President of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE).
Adv. Lior Zaks
Cryptocurrency Legal and Historical Expert
Visionary. Crypto currency expert, researcher, adopter and promoter of virtual currencies since 2010. Lior brings an extensive legal background working for several of the top ten Israeli legal firms. An expert lecturer in leading academic institutes for Crypto currencies aspects, associate editor for Israeli. academic law journals.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer
Supply Chain Expert
Acts as attorney, arbitrator and expert in the areas of national and international commercial and contract law and international private law. His focal areas are national and international distribution, logistics and transport law. He is a professor of private, comparative, international private and European law of the University of Lucerne (part-time).
Executive with broad experience in software, hardware, and IoT businesses. Held a senior vice president position in Zebra technologies, where he ran corporate development and oversaw multiple investments, acquisitions, and divestitures. Established corporate strategy process. Established and ran new growth businesses including RFID products and Internet of Things programs
Prof. Yosi Shacham-Diamand
The Bernard L. Schwartz chair for nanoscale information technologies, Department of Electrical Engineering-Physical electronics and the department of Material science and technology, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Royi Itzhak
Head of Algorithm and Data Science , Inifinita big data Holds a Ph.D. in applied math. World class expert in deep learning, machine learning , data mining ,computer vision and artificial intelligence. Leveraging on vast hands-on experience , combined with academic research background, Royi designed and managed numerous projects with AT&T, Fiverr, HPE, banks, transportation and military technology companies.
Dr. Moshe Ben David
Over 20 years of experience leading large organizations to Materialize their Vision through effective Business Processes, Knowledge Management practices, and Work Methodologies. At his current position, he establishes & manages Centers of Excellence (COE), implementing refined business processes and KM practices.
Blockchain economics and digital currency expert, Eli is a co-founder and CEO of Silver Castle, a digital currency investment and capital group. Eli has wide-ranging strategic and executive experience across a number of industries, having served as a senior partner at TASC consulting and capital (Israel's pre-eminent consulting firm), CEO of Golf&Co. (a leading fashion retailer), various senior management positions at Bank Hapoalim (including head of group marketing and head of strategy and bus. dev.), and deputy CEO of Bezeq. Eli holds an honors degree in Finance from the University of Cape Town.
Former VP Marketing
An international expert in strategy, marketing and branding Served as a consultant to international companies. VP of Marketing at Partner Communications -successfully launched the Orange brand in Israel. Hutchison 3G cellular networks- Marketing Coordinator, Ma'ariv daily newspaper -VP of Marketing, Saatchi & Saatchi Israel advertising agency- CEO, Eden largest mineral water company in Israel -CEO.
The need for a standard platform is identified.
Olam concept brain storm.
Olam project kickoff.
Olam concept review with industry leaders.
Olam architecture Ver 1.0
PoC demonstrating shipments setup and view. Basic smart contract
Olam beta network on the air.
MVP - Olam network operational.API v1.0 supporting paperles logistics, complete shipment flow, allowing e-documents check in, view and signature.
API Ver 2.0 supporting IoT, secured storage of shipment sensors.
Smart contracts V.1.0 supporting temperature controlled shipment clearance.
API Ver 3.0 supporting finance, allowing seamless payments between the logistics providers.
OLAM’s vision is to establish an open-source standard platform for all logistics parties along the supply chain to communicate and share data with each other effectively, as well as provide and consume services they offer. Similar to the affect TCP/IP protocol had as a major enabler for growth of the world wide web, Olam platform will be the pathway to the next logistic generation.
OLAM’s mission is to become the Internet of Logistics, completely eliminating wasteful and chaotic bureaucracy in the global supply chain once-and-for-all.
In short: Immediacy and transparency. Distributed ledger technology has many practical applications, particularly in exchanges, agreements/contracts, tracking, and of course payments. Since each transaction is recorded on a block and across multiple copies of the ledger distributed over many nodes (computers), it is highly transparent.
Blockchain is also highly secure: Since every block links to the ones before and after it, there is no one central authority over the blockchain, and it’s extremely efficient and scalable. Ultimately, blockchain can increase the efficiency and transparency of supply chains and positively impact everything from warehousing to delivery to payment. Chain of command is essential for many things, and blockchain has the chain of command built in.
There are some important characteristics that separate the unique Olam project from others it its category:
- While the idea of introducing DLT to the supply chain industry has sparked a whole lot of excitement in the crypto world, the relatively old-fashioned industry has no real cases of deploying this new technology. Olam has managed to harness some of the world biggest supply chain companies and conducting PoC with them.
- On top of it being completely open source, Olam’s platform provides a standard API and protocols allowing any company IT system to switch over to the technology without changing their current internal practices and without changing the software they use. This true for both the supply chain companies and the service providers.
- The platform is agnostic to the specific DLT it uses, making it “future proof”, a solution with the flexibility to adapt for any innovations the future holds for the technology.
- The Olam Platform is governed by an independent not-for-profit foundation which is totally neutral and holds no industry conflicts of interests. This is a crucial criterion for earning industry acceptance in this highly competitive market.
Olam’s biggest challenge from Day 1 has been successfully garnering the support and excitement of the world’s biggest logistics organizations so that they support and shape the new platform, affixing it as the global standard. This industry is (in)famous for its conservatism and reluctance to sudden reform, so we had our work cut out for us.
Olam’s success strategy encompasses harnessing the largest international logistics companies to participate in the project, attracting the rest of the market soon thereafter.Fortunately, to date our partners make up around 12% -15% of the total market with many other major companies in advanced negotiations. With our valued, top-tier advisory board and partners, we believe we will succeed in penetrating the market and becoming the standard of use.
Yes, the Olam ecosystem has an inherent coin called OLM: The OLM is a utility token built on the Ethereum blockchain in compliance with the ERC20 standard. The OLM token is requisite to Olam’s decentralized system in order to align incentives, develop the ecosystem and lead to wide-scale adoption stakeholders.
The Olam token is used for proper operation of the system, in order to perform various functions in the system and enjoy the services offered on it, writing and reading information is essential. Possession of the token grants its holders the ability to carry out operations on the platform.
Yes, Olam has already effectively demonstrated its ability to foster communications between stakeholders wishing to carry out their logistics operations on the blockchain, by using emergent techs such as smart contracts, RFID sensor technology, and Olam’s groundbreaking API. This Proof of Concept was conducted on real live shipment lanes currently held by some of the biggest names in the industry.What is the total addressable market, and what do we estimate is the max share that Olam platform will take?
Olam is targeting a total addressable market of $350-400 billion. This market relates to the manual labour expenses and paper costs of IT in the logistics market, with the addition of fraud, theft, and other major losses resulting from inefficiencies.
We believe that within a decade, Olam will host services for around 25%-30% of this market. During the first 3 years, Olam’s partners and others will run tests to the platform and examine how to make a proper use of it in their various processes. In the 4th year, we forecast a jump in the penetration rate following the full adoption of the early users and many newcomers that will join. After that, we see a steady growth due to market growth and steady penetration rate.
The token sale is divided into 2 stages,
- Pre-sale: During the pre-sale, the cost of the token changes due to the Investment Tier.
- Public Sale: In the public-sale, each token will cost $0.1.
Yes! The bonus will depend on the amount of the tokens purchased and how much time before the ICO start. To ensure you get the right details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, Olam Foundation has an official bank account and is accepting fiat money.
To participate in the OLM token ICO sale, you will need a wallet that is smart contract compatible. Please do not send your token directly from any cryptocurrency exchanges; you must have a token compatible Ethereum wallet (ERC-20 standard).
In order for the project to be successful, it has to be impartial and hold no conflicts of interest with any particular companies. Establishing Olam as a not for profit foundation guarantees the neutrality of the platform thus enabling trust for all stakeholders.
Each one of the investors will have to go through a “Know Your Customer” (KYC) process provided to the foundation by an external service provider.