International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 7, P2117-2135 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1533261 View full text
Sara Saberi, Mahtab Kouhizadeh, Joseph Sarkis, Lejia Shen

Abstract: Globalisation of supply chains makes their management and control more difficult. Blockchain technology, as a distributed digital ledger technology which ensures transparency, traceability, and security, is showing promise for easing some global supply chain management problems. In this paper, blockchain technology and smart contracts are critically examined with potential application to supply chain management. Local and global government, community, and consumer pressures to meet sustainability goals prompt …

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