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Mapping the sea of opportunities: Blockchain in supply chain and logistics

Moritz Petersen ORCID logo, Niels Hackius and Birgit von See

Abstract

Driven by successful pilot projects in supply chain and logistics, Blockchain has become one of the industry’s latest technology hypes. In this paper, we cut through the hype and shed light on the expectations of industry professionals towards the benefits and challenges of Blockchain. Also, we categorize current Blockchain applications that are expected to provide tangible benefits for supply chain and logistics processes. To explore such potentials, we argue that companies should gain own first-hand experiences through small-scale experiments.

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Received: 2017-09-30
Revised: 2018-04-14
Accepted: 2018-10-01
Published Online: 2018-10-10
Published in Print: 2018-12-19

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