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Integrating Blockchain into Supply Chain Management
A Toolkit for Practical Implementation
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About the book
Blockchain provides a secure ledger of transactions, programmable smart contracts, and real-time trustworthy visibility and insight into the supply chain process.
For all the promises it offers to supply chain professionals, however, there's very little guidance available on how organizations should begin evaluating and using it. Integrating Blockchain into Supply Chain Management provides that much needed step by step guidance.
Integrating Blockchain into Supply Chain Management is a very practical book of tools, frameworks and case studies. It will help students and supply chain managers to evaluate the value proposition blockchain brings. It will then guide them through essential processes for making informed, practical, timely, and business-savvy decisions for using blockchain as an effective supply chain tool. It includes a valuable benchmark survey of the state of play in blockchain in supply chain management, including organisations such as Tyson Foods, IBM and Coca Cola, as well as downloadable frameworks and tools.
About the authors
Remko van Hoek, is Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Formerly Chief Procurement Officer for the Walt Disney Company, he has held senior supply chain executive roles in the US and Europe at several companies, including Nike and PwC. He also is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
Brian Fugate is the Oren Harris Chair in Transportation, Chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management at the University of Arkansas, and MIT Fulbright Senior Research Scholar.
Marat Davletshin was formerly an Operations Manager with Amazon and is currently at the University of Arkansas.
Matthew A. Waller is the Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, where he also serves as the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair and a Professor of Supply Chain Management.
- Offers insight into how and where to consider blockchain in the supply chain and how to approach geting started. Blockchain has not yet proven to be a scalable solution for supply chain problems, but in isolated cases use cases it has already become an enabler of new value creation and capability development. This book will be helpful for supply chain leaders to separate hype from reality as they shape their strategy.
- Cameron Geiger, Senior Vice President, Walmart US Supply Chain