Blockchain in a Volatile-Uncertain-Complex-Ambiguous World examines the role blockchain brings in supply chain management. The book explores the theoretical foundations and empirical frameworks for using Blockchain for the logistical transportation of goods and examines how blockchain applications, barriers and opportunities of numerous technologies, describing how each converge into feasible integration. Covering policymaking and regulatory issues from a research perspective, this book is a key reference for supply chain management scholars, students and practitioners.
Uses the Volatile-Uncertain-Complex-Ambiguous (VUCA) framework for analyzing blockchain supply chain management
Includes numerous case studies from a variety of industries
Consolidates research of machine learning, IoT, and signal processing technologies for supply chain management
Research scholars, post graduate students. Industrial practitioners
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Blockchain technology 2. Basics of Blockchain Technology for Supply chain Operations 3. Complexity and Ambiguity for Blockchain adoption in SCM 4. Addressing uncertainty in supply chain management through Blockchain 5. Role of blockchain in achieving solution in the ambiguous supply chain operations 6. Issues and challenges of Blockchain Technology implementation in Meat Supply chain 7. Blockchain technology approach for drug delivery in health care- a review 8. Application of Blockchain Technology in Agri-food Supply Chains Opportunities and Challenges 9. Blockchain in Talent supply chain Management 10. Background Verification Using Block Chain Case of Ajay, A Star Performer 11. Use cases of Blockchain Technology for Sustainable Global HR Operations in Industry 4.0 12. Application of blockchain for handling volatility in supply chain - A Finance Perspective 13. Blockades of Blockchain in Supply Chain Management 14. Key success factors for blockchain implementation in supply chain management 15. An ISM and MICMAC approach for evaluating the barriers hindering the implementation of Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain 16. Blockchain‑Enabled Humanitarian Supply Chain Management: Sustainability and Responsibility
Dr. K. Mathiyazhagan is working as a chairperson and Associate Professor at the Research Centre, Thaigarajar School of Management, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India. He is an associate editor in Management Decision (Emerald) impact factor 4.9 and Environment, Development and Sustainability Journal – Springer with an impact factor of 3.2 and has more than 3500 research citations. Editing special issues in Journal of Business Logistics (JBL), International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (IJPDLM), International Journal of Logistics Management (IJLM), Sustainable Production and Consumption (Elsevier), Socio-Economic Planning Science (Elsevier). His publications are in IJPE, IJPR, PPC, IEEE TEM, JCP, RCR, IJAMT etc. Also, he is an editorial member in many reputed journals. One of his papers was awarded as Excellence Citation Award by Emerald Publisher Ltd. In addition, he is editing international books on Blockchain & Lean-Green & Society 4.0 in Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Springer publishers. He is a visiting faculty at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. Active reviewer of more than thirty reputed international journals and organized two international conferences and workshops. Received best reviewer certificate from reputed journals. He supervised more than 10 undergraduate and 3 postgraduate and 3 PhD scholars. Edited many international conference proceedings in springer's publisher. His research interests include Green Supply Chain Management; Sustainable Supply Chain Management; Multi-Criteria Decision Making; Third Party Logistic Provider; Sustainable Lean Manufacturing, Public Distribution System; Lean Six Sigma. He is has more than 10 years of research and teaching experience.
Affiliations and Expertise
Professor, Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
V. Raja Sreedharan
V. Raja Sreedharan is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff, Wales, United Kingdom. Previously he worked as a Lecturer at the School of Management, University of Bradford, UK. He obtained his PhD in Industrial Engineering and Master in Industrial Engineering from the College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, India. He is a certified Six Sigma green belt. He has published his works in peer-reviewed journals, and his current research interests focus on managing the VUCA in business operations. His works are focused on the productivity paradox and process improvement for industries to achieve sustainable business outcomes. He gained his corporate exposure working with Apollo Hospital as an external auditor for 5S implementation and spearheading the operations for the entire southern region in Tamil Nadu, India. He also worked as a process engineer in VOLVO Buses for lean projects. Later, he worked with the apparel manufacturer in Morocco for French fashion brands on projects related to the process of ambiguity in the in-house supply chain. He was also associated with the Société Nationale des Transports et de Logistique to understand the VUCA in the inbound supply chain for circular business models. Currently, he is working on carbon neutrality for essential commodities from an operational perspective using emerging technologies in the VUCA world.
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Senior Lecturer, Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff, Wales, United Kingdom
Dr. Deepak Mathivathanan is the Co-Editor, Management Matters, an Emerald publishing journal & an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management @LIBA. He is a Supply chain and Industrial engineering professional, Black belt in lean six sigma with over 9 years of teaching experience in operations management and facilitating supply chain projects, 8 years of research experience in the field of data driven decision making in supply chain management in automotive component manufacturing with 2 years of industrial experience in 2D & 3D modeling. His expertise include Supply chain sourcing, network design, capacity planning and optimization. He is trained towards continuous improvement using Lean Six Sigma and data driven quality tools with an academic background of Production engineering at bachelor level, Industrial engineering at master’s level and with a doctorate in Sustainable Supply Chain Management with an automotive industry perspective.
Affiliations and Expertise
Assistant Professor, Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Nungambakkam, Chennai, India
Vijaya Sunder M
Prof. Vijaya Sunder M is currently an Assistant Professor at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India. Previously, he was the Head of Business Process Excellence at the World Bank Group. Vijaya holds a Ph.D. in Operational Excellence from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, MBA from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning and a gold medalist in Bachelor of Engineering from the Anna University.
He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, PMP, ISO 9001:2015 Quality Lead Auditor, and Lean Facilitator, with about 15 years of industry experience across global corporate that include Citi, American Express, Barclays and the World Bank. He has led and mentored various process improvement and transformation programs that helped improve both top-line and bottom-line impact across reputed service firms.
His research and teaching interests include Operational Excellence, Project Management, Continuous Improvement, Quality Management, Lean, Lean Six Sigma, and Industry 4.0 in manufacturing and service sectors (especially services).
Vijaya has authored two books and published more than 40 research papers in several reputed outlets, including the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Technovation, International Journal of Production Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting & Social Change etc. Teaching case studies authored by him have been published in Harvard Business Education Publishing. Prof. Sunder M has been serving as the editorial advisory board member of the International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, and a reviewer for >20 international journals. He actively writes in national and international media, including Forbes, Fortune, The Business Times Singapore, Outlook India, Quint, The New Indian Express, The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line, and The Future Factory.
He has been recognized with Walter E. Masing Book Award 2020 for his book Ten Commandments of Lean Six Sigma by Emerald Publishing and honored as a thought leader in the global quality management community by the International Academy for Quality. His other book, Lean Six Sigma in Banking Services, has received several appreciations from recognized quality management practitioners in the industry. He has been bestowed with the Highly Commended Paper Award 2017 and Outstanding Reviewer Award 2018 by Emerald Publishing (Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence). Further, he was conferred with the Best Researcher Award (IITM Institute Research Award for highest quality and quantity of research productivity) by IIT Madras in 2018, Bharat Vikas Award 2019 (for outstanding contributions in the field of Quality Management) by the Institute of Self-Reliance, approved by Human Resources Development Ministry, Government of India. Recently, the Indian School of Business recognized Prof. Sunder M as the Professor of the Year 2021.
Affiliations and Expertise
Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India