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Classification model of supply chain events regarding their transferability to blockchain technology

  • The blockchain technology represents a decentralized database that stores information securely in immutable data blocks. Regarding supply chain management, these characteristics offer potentials in increasing supply chain transparency, visibility, automation, and efficiency. In this context, first token-based mapping approaches exist to transfer certain supply chain events to the blockchain, such as the creation or assembly of parts as well as their transfer of ownership. However, the decentralized and immutable structure of blockchain technology also creates challenges. In particular, the scalability, storage capacity, and the special requirements for storage formats make it currently impossible to map all supply chain events unrestrictedly on the blockchain. As a first step, this paper identifies important supply chain events for different use cases combining blockchain technology and supply chain management. Secondly, the supply chain events are classified in terms of their expected technical properties and their relevance for the respective use case. Finally, the identified supply chain events are evaluated regarding their transferability to blockchain technology and a classification model is introduced.

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Author of HS ReutlingenDietrich, Fabian; Turgut, Ali; Palm, Daniel; Mehmedovic, Eldin
Erschienen in:Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Production Systems and Logistics : CPSL 2021, 25-28 May 2021, Vancouver, Canada
Publisher:Institutionelles Repositorium der Leibniz Universität Hannover
Place of publication:Hannover
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2021
Tag:blockchain; classification model; supply chain events; supply chain management
Page Number:10
First Page:87
Last Page:96
DDC classes:620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und Maschinenbau
Open access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Creative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International