Ubiquitous Communications and Network Computing. First International Conference, UBICNET 2017, Bangalore, India, August 3-5, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Trace and Track: Enhanced Pharma Supply Chain Infrastructure to Prevent Fraud

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-73423-1_17,
        author={Archa and Bithin Alangot and Krishnashree Achuthan},
        title={Trace and Track: Enhanced Pharma Supply Chain Infrastructure to Prevent Fraud},
        proceedings={Ubiquitous Communications and Network Computing. First International Conference, UBICNET 2017, Bangalore, India, August 3-5, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={UBICNET},
        year={2018},
        month={1},
        keywords={Supply chain Blockchain IoT},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-73423-1_17}
    }
    
  • Archa
    Bithin Alangot
    Krishnashree Achuthan
    Year: 2018
    Trace and Track: Enhanced Pharma Supply Chain Infrastructure to Prevent Fraud
    UBICNET
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73423-1_17
Archa1,*, Bithin Alangot1,*, Krishnashree Achuthan1,*
  • 1: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita University
*Contact email: archa91@gmail.com, bithina@am.amrita.edu, krishna@amrita.edu

Abstract

The menace of counterfeit drugs has prompted the regulatory authorities to mandate trace and track systems to verify the provenance of drugs as it travels across the supply chain. Here, we propose a highly scalable and enhanced trace and track system for pharma supply chain. Our novel idea of using an IoT framework known as GDP (Global Data Plane) integrated with blockchain helps in communication and management of data between untrusted parties. The blockchain maintains an immutable record of drugs each party holds and transactions the parties make amongst themselves. This makes it hard to introduce counterfeit drugs into the supply chain.