Coke One North America (CONA), partner of Coca Cola’s largest US-based bottling company has announced it will use the enterprise Ethereum blockchain platform the Baseline Protocol—to enhance transparency and minimize friction in its supply chain transactions.
Coca Cola first began using DLT and blockchain technology in 2019, when the first set of North America Coca-Cola Bottlers adopted a blockchain platform based on Hyperledger Fabric, which runs on SAP BaaS platform. The project aimed to streamline the interactions between franchised bottling companies to make cross-organization supply chain transactions more efficient. The SAP BaaS platform was implemented by the tech partner of twelve largest Coca-Cola Bottlers in North America, CONA Services (Coke One North America), and proved to increase transparency and efficiency in bottlers’ intricate supply chain.
After CONA recognized the benefits of blockchain the entity now wants to extend the use case to a larger audience. By utilizing the Baseline Protocol to establish a ‘Coca Cola Bottling Harbor’, the goal is to enable a frictionless network joining process for Coca-Cola Bottling suppliers. The process ultimately enhances the ability of internal bottlers-suppliers to provide products to the bottling network, but by the same token, external suppliers of raw material can also benefit from an integrated, private, distributed integration network.