Intelligent Transport Systems, From Research and Development to the Market Uptake. 4th EAI International Conference, INTSYS 2020, Virtual Event, December 3, 2020, Proceedings

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Adopting Blockchain in Supply Chain – An Approach for a Pilot

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-71454-3_8,
        author={Ulpan Tokkozhina and Ana Lucia Martins and Joao C. Ferreira},
        title={Adopting Blockchain in Supply Chain -- An Approach for a Pilot},
        proceedings={Intelligent Transport Systems, From Research and Development to the Market Uptake. 4th EAI International Conference, INTSYS 2020, Virtual Event, December 3, 2020, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTSYS},
        year={2021},
        month={7},
        keywords={Blockchain technology Methodological approach Supply chain management Traceability},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-71454-3_8}
    }
    
  • Ulpan Tokkozhina
    Ana Lucia Martins
    Joao C. Ferreira
    Year: 2021
    Adopting Blockchain in Supply Chain – An Approach for a Pilot
    INTSYS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-71454-3_8
Ulpan Tokkozhina1, Ana Lucia Martins1, Joao C. Ferreira2
  • 1: ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
  • 2: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), ISTAR

Abstract

The world nowadays and business processes, in particular, are changing towards digitalization and reduction of time-consuming processes. Provenance and safety of products are becoming key factors for customers’ trust, so traceability solutions are arising. One of the most up-and-coming disruptive technologies today is a Blockchain (BC). The aim of this article is to provide tentative framework of how to assess the level of success of BC technology in supply chain (SC) and the methods that should be used in such assessment. The fish SC will be used to illustrate the discussion and the traceability and trust issues will be enhanced. The pilot shows that BC can promote strategic alignment, provides convenience and could be used as market leverage issue by promoting traceability and consequently trust in the product available. Methods to be used or such endeavor are suggested. A future understanding of the importance for BC technology use, as a traceability provider from the perspective of a final customer, is detected as a path for further research .