Foundry Starts New Service to Reduce Supply-Chain Lag for Bitcoin Miners

The DCG subsidiary aims to lower time and costs related to deliveries of mining computers for its clients.Read MoreCoinDesk

Foundry, the digital asset mining and staking firm, is starting a new supply-chain management service designed to make delivery of bitcoin mining computers more efficient as the industry is gripped with logistical issues. Foundry is a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (DCG), which is the parent company of CoinDesk.

The new service, Foundry Logisitics, is a dedicated supply-chain management service that is able to cut down total transit time for shipments significantly as well as add visibility to various expenses related to shipments, Foundry’s Senior Vice President of Infrastructure MK Sathya told CoinDesk. Such services will not just lower the transit time, but also make internal accounting much easier, Sathya added.

Through Foundry Logistics, miners will also have access to end-to-end tracking as the buyers of Foundry.

“Through worldwide offices and a network of dedicated on-the-ground contacts for every order, Foundry Logistics ensures cost-effective and streamlined deliveries, providing clients with customs clearance, insurance guidance, ocean shipment solutions, national warehouse solutions and other domestic surface logistics,” the statement added.

In recent years, supply-chain issues have been plaguing industries across the globe, and bitcoin mining is no different. Due to the capital intensive nature of the mining industry, miners can’t afford to have delays in deliveries of mining rigs as it adds extra cost for the companies.

“Transit time and efficiency are of great significance in the cryptocurrency mining industry, where machines’ profitability is dependent on a wide variety of factors, such as bitcoin price and the network’s mining difficulty,” Foundry said in its statement. “This makes the timely delivery of ordered hardware critical to the operation of mining companies,” the company said.

Bitcoin mining computers often don’t have a way to regularly track the progress of the ordered equipment in transit, making the process even less transparent and manageable, Foundry said.

Last year, Foundry launched FoundryX, a new marketplace for buying and selling bitcoin mining machines. Customers using this service will have access to the new supply-chain management system, which will be tailored to each client’s operational needs, according to the statement.


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