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Blockchain and the Supply Chain
Concepts, Strategies and Practical Applications
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About the book
Blockchain is a transformative driver for change in all industries. Learn from the latest research and case studies how this technology can and will be used to revolutionize supply chain management.
Blockchain and the Supply Chain provides a complete overview of blockchain and the key benefits of integrating this technology into the supply chain. This textbook explains how track and trace can be improved, transaction efficiency increased, visibility enhanced, and more through blockchain. With extensive case studies, learning is underpinned by practical insights as well as cutting-edge research. Clear and accessible information is provided to students on how blockchain will affect supply chain processes, metrics and performance and how to capitalize on the potential of this technology.
The fully revised new edition includes the latest information on Enterprise Blockchain, Ethereum and Hyperledger. Focus is also placed on the application of Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine learning (ML) and other technologies that support supply chains and their integration with blockchain. This textbook highlights how to use blockchain as an enabler and key driver for solutions in the end-to-end supply chain. Online resources include lecture slides and example assignments and quizzes.
About the authors
Nick Vyas is the Executive Director and Co-founder of USC Marshall's Center for Global Supply Chain Management and Academic Director of the M.S. Global Supply Chain program. Based in Los Angeles, California, he previously managed global operations for Duty-Free International, Sears, Federated Stores, and Toys R Us.
Aljosja Beije is Director of Blocklab, a technology company that specializes in the application of emerging technologies in the logistics and energy domains and senior researcher at of Supply Chain Finance at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in Zwolle, The Netherlands.
Bhaskar Krishnamachari is Director of USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California.
- What I like most about the book is that it weaves you into an exciting and enticing journey through the foundations and strategies of supply chain management, blockchain concepts and technologies, and even incorporating the SCOR model. The use cases in supply chain are really helpfully illustrative and capture global examples from all over the world. It is most up-to-date and helps us navigate supply chain management strategic issues while taking advantage of the transformative effects of blockchain technologies. I think it is a must-read for any forward-looking supply chain professional. Very nicely done!
- Omar A. El Sawy, Kenneth King Stonier Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Information Systems, USC Marshall School of Business