Blockchain usability within supply chains: Novelty solutions and consumer benefits?

Tom van Steertegem, Janjaap Semeijn, Cees J. Gelderman

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Little is known about real-world implementations of blockchain technology in supply chains. This study investigates the usability of blockchain technology, what experts and practitioners expect, what hurdles must be overcome and the possibilities for end-consumers, specifically within supply chains. We find that most setups divert far from the original blockchain concept, and thus also from its potential strengths and drawbacks. Our interviewees are expecting (data) integration, possibly in solutions spanning a whole industry. In terms of hindrances, the technological maturity, its case specificity and a lack of examples come forward as main reasons.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
Publication statusIn preparation - 2019
Event28th International IPSERA Conference : Art and Science of Procurement - Campus Bovisa, Milan, Italy
Duration: 14 Apr 201917 Apr 2019
Conference number: 28


Conference28th International IPSERA Conference
Abbreviated titleIPSERA
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  • blockchain, supply chain, integration, provenance


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