Blockchain and Supply Chain Management

Blockchain and Supply Chain Management

1st Edition - March 2, 2021

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  • Author: Nir Kshetri
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323899352
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323899345

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Blockchain and Supply Chain Management combines discussions of blockchain and supply chains, linking technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, satellite imagery, and machine vision. The book examines blockchain’s basic concepts, relevant theories, and its roles in meeting key supply chain objectives. The book addresses problems related to inefficiency, opacity, and fraud, helping the digitization process, simplifying the value creation process, and facilitating collaboration. The book is balanced between blockchain and supply chain application and theory, covering the latest technological, organizational and regulatory developments in blockchain from a supply chain perspective. The book discusses the opportunities, barriers, and enablers of blockchain in supply chain policy, along with legal and ethical implications. Supply chain management faces massive disruption with the dynamic changes in global trade, the impact of Covid-19, and technological innovation. Entire industries are also being transformed by blockchain, with some of the most promising applications in supply chain management.

Key Features

  • Provides theoretical and practical insights into both blockchain and supply chains
  • Features numerous illustrative case studies, boxes, tables, and figures
  • Examines blockchain's impacts on supply chains in four key industries: Food and beverage, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and finance


Scholars, graduate and post-graduate students, and researchers. Practitioners such as analysts, consultants, executives, engineers, and managers

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Blockchain in supply chain: Key issues and concepts
    1. Blockchain in supply chain: Recent developments and key issues
    2. Blockchain’s roles in meeting key supply chain objectives
    3. Amplifying the Value of blockchain in SC: Combining with other technologies

    Part 2: Impacts on major industries and activities
    4. The Food and Beverage industry
    5. The Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry
    6. The Finance Industry

    Part 3: Opportunities, challenges, implications and the way forward
    7. Opportunities, barriers, and enablers of blockchain in supply chain
    8. Policy, legal and ethical implications
    9. Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: March 2, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323899352
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323899345

About the Author

Nir Kshetri

Nir Kshetri is Professor of Management at University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He is the author of 9 books covering such topics as big data, cloud computing, and cybersecurity, plus author of more than 150 journal articles. He has won several awards for his work including , IEEE IT Professional’s Most Popular Paper Award in 2019 and 2018, Outstanding Contribution in Authorships award in 2019, and the Blockchain Connect Conference’s Most Influential Blockchain Research Paper in 2019. His editorial roles include Computing Economics editor of Computer, IT Economics editor of IT Professional and Associate Editor of Electronic Commerce Research. Nir and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Scientific American, Fortune, Time, Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg TV, and CBS News.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Management, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

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