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Blockchain meets Industry 4.0

DRIVEN BY INDUSTRY 4.0, ARXUM DEVELOPS A WORLDWIDE PRODUCTION PROTOCOL FOR THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Manufacturers connected by ARXUM’s protocol benefit from robust & secure connectivity, worldwide accessibility and a standardized production order protocol with rich data exchange. Based on blockchain technology, ARXUM’s decentralized production network outperforms today’s infrastructure by reducing costs, increasing process speed and delivering end-to-end visibility to production.

EXTRAORDINARY SAVINGS IN IT-INTEGRATION WILL PUSH BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY INTO COMPANIES

Today, manufacturers in the industry spend a lot of time negotiating, communicating, passing orders, contacting suppliers and managing IT infrastructures. Imagine if producers would be able to speed up their processes without costly IT integration, could provide customized products at no extra cost or would be able to tap into a large international marketplace. With ARXUM’s worldwide Production Protocol, all this is possible.

ARXUM INTEGRATES MULTIPLE FUNCTIONALITIES INTO SMART CONTRACTS, ADDRESSING KEY MANUFACTURING ISSUES

ARXUM is developing the worldwide Production Protocol for the supply chain. Based on blockchain technology, ARXUM provides: protection of IP (schematics and blueprints), proof of existence of goods (e.g. through the ARXUM Connection Box), and proof of ownership for customized products. Smart contracts hold legal agreements on social standards and quality norms. This enables auditing and includes escrow and automated payment settlements.

ARXUM PRODUCTION PROTOCOL VIDEO

ARXUM revolutionizes the manufacturing industry by interconnecting manufacturers, suppliers and customers in one network. The network lets data be transferred effortlessly between the users, enabling customized manufacturing for the same price as mass production – for the first time in history. In turn, a completely new marketplace is created, where everyone can participate. ARXUM uses blockchain technology and is run by a team of experienced engineers. Watch our video to learn more about how we change the manufacturing world as we enter Industry 4.0.

ABOUT ARXUM

Blockchain meets industry - It is time for a new approach to manufacturing!

Driven by Industry 4.0 ARXUM develops a worldwide production network for the supply chain.

Manufacturers connected by ARXUM's protocol benefit from robust and secure connectivity, worldwide accessibility, and standardized production order protocol with rich data exchange. Based on Blockchain technology, ARXUM's decentralized production network outperforms today's infrastructure by driving down costs, increasing processing speeds and delivering end-to-end visibility into production fees, timing and delivery.
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ARXUM enables manufacturers to offer customized products for prices at mass production level and enables everyone to produce their self-created products.

ARXUM spawned from a German based, industrial system integrator for production technology and digitalisation in the field of Industry 4.0.

ARXUM has already developed the ARXUM Connection Box (ACB). This industrial IoT device contains a hardware wallet, based on a TPM2.0 crypto-processor. It contains a set of non-extricable private keys and can thus directly interact with a blockchain. The ACB provides direct machine connectivity with digital and analog inputs, Meter-bus, Step 7 and OPCUA protocol for PLC communication. The ACB can securely sign blockchain transactions and thus integrates machine data and machine operation into blockchain applications. Production machines become cyber-physical systems with a direct blockchain connection.

WHAT IS THE ARXUM WORLDWIDE
PRODUCTION PROTOCOL?

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ARXUM binds industrial manufacturing partners (orderer, assembler, supplier, transport agent and digital service providers) in one single Ricardian smart contract.
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Instead of passing production orders manually via phone, email, fax or EDI interface sequentially through several heterogenous ERP systems, the ARXUM Production Protocol saves time, manual labor and cost by decentralizing production orders.

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The production order is pushed into the production infrastructure of the concerned manufacturers and suppliers at a machine level, where it can be digested by ERP and MES systems. The smart contract provides transparency to the production process as M2M transactions continuously document the production progress.

SMART CONTRACTS

ARXUM's Ricardian smart contracts contain secure references to information about:
• social and technological standards
• product quality agreements
• blueprints, schematics and recipes
• configuration data, product firmware,
• and much more, depending on product or industry sector
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WHY BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY?

ARXUM uses blockchain technology to decentralize production orders. It provides enormous
savings by replacing tedious manual interactions with standardized framework contracts.

Blockchains are used to:

• protect IP of inventions and digital assets
• proof of existence of manufactured goods (e.g. dual use)
• provide proof of ownership of customized products
• provide escrows and settle payments
• provide easy auditing access

While the payment is executed in ERC-20 compatible blockchains, the production related transactions are processed in a high speed blockchain implementation.
Based on the ARXUM worldwide Production Protocol, public marketplaces or permissioned systems for production consortia with an established industrial supplier base, can be built.

SUMMARY

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Manufacturers connected to the ARXUM network benefit from the robust and secure connectivity, standardized technology and rich data attachments with each production order.

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ARXUM's distributed production network based on Blockchain technology outperforms today's infrastructure. It lowers costs, increases processing speeds and delivers end-to-end visibility to production fees, timing and delivery.

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Blockchain technology secures their intellectual properties, the procurement process, the proof of the manufacturing process and ownership, the logistic process and the payment of service.

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ARXUM enables customers to have
customized products or even to have the
ability to produce their self-created products.

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Customers and manufacturers can use
the AX-Token to further reduce their costs
and access new markets

Platform principles

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Clients, manufacturers and their suppliers will be connected to ARXUM's Production Network and offer their different manufacturing services. The ARXUM Production Protocol supports customers to start a tendering process and evaluate manufacturers

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ARXUM mediates the technological manufacturing capabilities, organizes the supply chain and helps to connect customers. ARXUM provides a disruptive approach to decentrally interconnect manufacturers with their suppliers. ARXUM's Production Protocol provides the technology needed for a truly interconnected production network at machine level.

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ARXUM's Production Network offers everybody the chance to create and produce their own inventions or even to become an entrepreneur and offer their own products to the market. This also enables manufacturers to offer their consumers to personalize the goods they buy. ARXUM's Production Protocol lowers costs, increases processing speeds and delivers end-to-end visibility into production fees, timing and delivery. This is why manufacturers can offer these customized products for prices at mass production level.

Team

The founders of ARXUM are serial entrepreneurs and have several decades of professional experience. Their areas of expertise are software development and management of listed and private companies. The founders have also helped companies grow from a 0 to more than 200 million EUR turnover. ARXUM’s core team consists of software developers of embedded systems, application programming, industrial PLC systems and the blockchain.

Founder & Management

Markus Jostock

MARKUS JOSTOCK, PHD

Founder & Managing Director ARXUM

Markus is a seasoned management professional with more than 15 years' experience in full-stack software design and development.

He is responsible for the development of the ARXUM Connection Box with strong cyber security features and technology expertise in the field of Industry 4.0, Cyber Security and Blockchain applications.

Jens Harig

Jens Harig, Dipl.- Ing.

Founder & Managing Director ARXUM

Jens is an experienced Manager with a technical background. A Venture capital investor in the phase of introducing the Internet and mobile technologies and experienced with IPO's. He spent more than 15 years in the IT industry.

He was CEO/ CFO of a rapidly growing, listed IT-company (IT services, software and mobile technologies) with subsidiaries in Germany and other European countries.

Team Members

Dirk Klein

Dirk Klein

Business Development

Dirk has many years of experience as business unit manager and is an expert in the field of automation technology. In technical management and business development, he gained knowledge of the beverage industry in particular.

Christoph Marx

Christoph Marx, M.Sc.

Hardware Development ARXUM Connection Box

Christoph is an electrical engineer with more than 20 years of practical hardware and embedded software development experience. He has comprehensive expertise in communication technology, hardware development for mobile terminals and payment systems. Christoph is responsible for the ARXUM Connection Box trusted hardware, including the secure boot foundations, hardware wallet and external machine interfaces.

 

Joachm Mieves

Joachim Mieves, M.Sc.

Software Development

Joachim has 30 years of experience in software development and design, ranging from programmable logic controllers, industrial SCADA systems, CNC manufacturing centres, web programming and service-oriented architectures. He is responsible for the architecture of the ARXUM Connection Box, its integration in external software systems and the integration with the embedded DApp for Blockchain access.

Christian Meisberger

Christian Meisberger, B.Sc.

Software Development

Christian studied computer science with a focus on secure and mobile system. He gained deep knowledge in cryptography, computer system security and communication in distributed networks. In the ARXUM team his responsibility is the secure communication, system protection of the ARXUM Connection Box and the security of the embedded DApps.

 

Nick Todorov

Nicolay Todorov

Head of Blockchain team

Nikolay, CEO of Limechain, brings together business understanding and experience in applying Blockchain technology. This deep appreciation of business needs alongside a firm grasp of the technical capabilities of Blockchain allows him to act as the crucial link between product management and the Blockchain developers.

George Spasov

George Spasov

Blockchain Development

George, head of the technical team at Limechain, has experience in leading teams to deliver successful software projects for everyone from startups like pCloud to international companies like IBM. His Blockchain expertise has earned him recognition as a top performer of the inaugural Blockchain Developers Academy run by ConsenSys.

 

Chris Veselinov

Chris Veselinov

Blockchain Development

Working on Blockchain technology since its early days, Chris has built enterprise systems and blockchain applications for both corporate and startup clients. This breadth of experience gives him unique insights into applying the right Blockchain solutions. Chris is part of the Limechain team.

 

Vladdy Ivanov

Vladdy Ivanov

Blockchain Development

Vladimir is the high energy perfectionist of the Blockchain team. His knack for creating DApps stems from his combination of experience in building web applications and applying Blockchain technology. Vladimir is part of the Limechain team.

 

Disa Braun

Disa Braun

Copywriter & Brand Manager

Disa has a thorough background in linguistics having earned dual degrees in linguistics and professional writing. Displaying high levels of competence, she has written for blockchain startups, co-founded and operated an advertising agency, and currently works as a linguistic consultant and copywriter.

 

Advisor Board

Axel Haas

Axel Haas, Prof. Dr. h.c.

Founder ARXUM

Axel is a serial entrepreneur in the field of automation technology, communication technologies and industrial technologies.

He has more than 30 years' experience in managing small and medium-sized growth companies (up to ~ 300 million EUR turnover) including experience in IPOs and management of listed companies.

Joern Block

Jörn Hendrich Block, Prof. Dr.

Professor of Corporate Management at the University of Trier

Jörn is among other things: Professor at the University of Trier since 2012. President of the FGF, the leading academic association for research about entrepreneurship, innovation and SMEs in the D/A/CH region. Member of the Round Table Mittelstand in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. Active as a founder and advisor in the start-up scene.

 

Georg Scheibe

Hans-Georg Scheibe

Managing Director ROI Consulting GmbH

Hans-Georg's expertise covers supply chain management, operational excellence and business IT alignment. ROI is the leading Management Consultant in the field of Engineering & Production in Germany. Clients include renowned companies from the automotive, mechanical engineering and industrial goods sectors. Since 2013, Hans-Georg has led the ROI Management Consulting AG and Süddeutsche Verlag's Industry 4.0 Award.

 

Christian Ferri

Christian Ferri

President and CEO - BlockStar
Board Member - Blockchain Compliance Alliance

Christian is the President and CEO of BlockStar, a Blockchain Holding Company that invests, advises and trains on Blockchain and ICOs.

He also founded the Blockchain Compliance Alliance, a non-profit initiative supported by government agencies and influential entities in the space to create the first decentralized due diligence standard for ICOs.

Kersten Schütze

Kersten Schütze

Blockchain advisor

Kersten has a background in the financial industry, having worked with FinTech companies in Europe and Hedgefunds in Asia. Kersten is also a start-up founder and working as consultant for ICOs and the Blockchain industry. He is active in the Blockchain community and seeks to bring Blockchain innovation into the industry.

 

Sergey Stein

Sergej Stein

Co-Founder DLT Capital GmbH

With a finance degree from Germany's leading business school, Sergej is an expert in executing ICO campaigns. His company DLT Capital supports promising Blockchain projects with the necessary experience to initiate successful project launches. The last ICO he advised raised more than $16 million.

Hans Hermann Dirksen

Prof. Dr. Hans-Hermann Dirksen

Lawyer at LIEBENSTEIN LAW

Currently, Hans-Hermann works as a lawyer at LIEBENSTEIN LAW - a law firm for commercial law in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His special emphasis is the creation and negotiation of license- and IT-project-contracts as well as data protection law and e-commerce. Since 2015, he is a professor at the Hochschule Fresenius Frankfurt. His interest and expertise is in bringing together real legal contracts with programmed smart contract on the blockchain. He is supporting ARXUM all smart contract related matters.

 

Prof. Jacoby

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Walter Jakoby

Professor of Automation, Engineering and Management at the Trier University of Applied Sciences

Walter is Professor of Automation, Engineering and Management at the Trier University of Applied Sciences since 1990. Furthermore he is active as lecturer at the Luxemburg University and as a consultant for industrial companies. He headed numerous projects in the fields of Automation, Electronics, Software-Development and  Mechatronics. His Expertise includes Development of Cyber-Physical-Systems, Management of interdisciplinary Projects and Systematic Problem Solving.

 

NEWS

The problem with integration is integration.

May 21, 2018

While system integration is an advanced topic within a manufacturing facility, the inter-factory communication layer and the client-to-manufacturing layer remain inefficient. With each organization running a unique billing and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, the administrative burden of confirming and managing a project adds significant complexity. When projects run for a long time and are…

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How ARXUM provides strategic advantage and value to its users.

May 17, 2018

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The robots are talking to one another –  and it’s a good thing.

May 16, 2018

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First day of the CUBE Tech Fair!!

May 15, 2018

Meet Markus (co-founder of ARXUM) in Berlin at the Cube Tech fair.  The CUBE Tech Fair acts as a global matchmaking network for corporate and B2B technologies, who all aim to shape the future of Industry 4.0. Lately, blockchain technology has become one of the biggest hot topics in the tech industry. However, there is not much…

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ARXUM and the four leading design principles.

May 15, 2018

ARXUM is operating at the centre of Industry 4.0. The four leading design principles of Industry 4.0 are: – Interoperability – Information transparency – Technical assistance – Decentralized decisions Read more under www.arxum.com how ARXUM is connecting industrial machines on the blockchain to create production transparency and decentralizes supply chain decisions through smart contracts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industry_4.0#Design_principles

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Blockchain Festival Vietnam

May 14, 2018

We will be attending Blockchain Festival Vietnam as a guest speaker, where we will be introducing ARXUM- “The New Era of Blockchain”. Use the discount code “ARXUM50” to get a 50% discount on your tickets. Check out www.blockchainfestival.com for more information! We hope to see you there!

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