Walmart wants to increase its grocery business and one way to do that is to have more control over its food supply chain, reports Business Insider. To that end, Walmart has filed six patent applications for agriculture drones that will help automate farming.

According to Freight Waves, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) and JDA software are working together to bring machine learning and artificial intelligence to the supply chain.

The Port of Long Beach will use ‘Port Optimiser’ by GE to improve operations. The software, which is cloud-based software that provides real time data-driven insights for supply chain stakeholders.

K+N and GT Nexus have partnered to launch a supply chain management platform, reports PYMNTS.com. The platform will connect connect all of the supply chain partners, including buyers, sellers, global shippers and logistics companies to facilitate the exchange of information.

Transparency is lacking in the supply chain, reports Supply Chain Dive. An overwhelming majority of procurement officers report not having visibility past their tier one suppliers. Technology such as blockchain can be used to increase that visibility.