Mapping the sea of opportunities: Blockchain in supply chain and logistics

We argue that companies should gain own first-hand experiences through small-scale experiments

Moritz Petersen; Niels Hackius; Birgit von See

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • After Blockchain became widely known in the financial industry around 2015, the supply chain and logistics community caught on and slowly began to realize the difference Blockchain could make for many of their processes
  • We provide insights into the research questions “What are the expectations towards Blockchain among SC&L industry professionals?’’ and “What are the hot spots of current Blockchain applications in SC&L?’’
  • This paper took a closer look at Blockchain applications in SC&L
  • We presented findings from an online survey regarding the expectations towards Blockchain among SC&L industry professionals
  • Our data suggests the more experienced participants are, the more positive they evaluate Blockchain. their perspective on possible barriers shifts: While only one-fourth of the little-experienced participants expect the need to collaborate with different partners to be a showstopper, around 60% of participants having implementation experiences indicate a high level of collaboration and commitment is a barrier
  • We investigated the hot spots of current Blockchain applications in SC&L
  • The applications outside of these main clusters exemplify the size of Blockchain’s sea of opportunities

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