The power of a blockchain-based supply chain

Azzi, Rita (Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon) ; Kilany Chamoun, Rima (Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon) ; Sokhn, Maria (Haute école de gestion Arc, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale)

A supply chain is a system of organizations, people, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. It is designed to maintain the quality of sensitive goods during the whole shipment. Centralized supply chain management systems expose the supply chain to corruption, fraud, and tampering. Blockchain has emerged as a new distributed information technology; it represents a new approach in supply chain area, where visibility and transparency of product flows are the principal challenges. This paper describes how the blockchain can be integrated into the supply chain architecture to create a reliable, transparent, authentic and secure system. To reach this goal, we studied the benefits of introducing the blockchain to the supply chain and the challenges encountered in a blockchain-based supply chain management ecosystem. We combined theoretical and real-world application studies to build our theory about the requirements for an efficient blockchain-based supply chain.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG Arc
Institute:
IDO - Institut de Digitalisation des organisations
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Date:
2019-09
Pagination:
11 p.
Published in:
Computers & industrial engineering
Numeration (vol. no.):
2019, vol. 135, pp. 582-592
DOI:
ISSN:
03608352
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