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Blockchain and the Supply Chain

Concepts, Strategies and Practical Applications

Learn how supply chains can be optimized using the latest research in blockchain technology and case studies of successful implementation and integration.
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EAN: 9781398605213
Edition: 2
Format: 234x156
344 pages

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 Assistant Professor of Clinical Data Sciences & Operations, based in Los Angeles, California. Previously, he 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 start-up mentor at Yes!Delft, the incubator of the Technical University of Delft, 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.