Blockchain for IoT-Based Digital Supply Chain: A Survey

Haibo Zhang, Kouichi Sakurai

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This exploratory investigation aims to discuss current network environment of digital supply chain system and security issues, especially from the Internet world, of digital supply chain management system with applying some advanced information technologies, such as Internet of Things and blockchain, for improving various system performance and properties. This paper introduces the general histories and backgrounds, in terms of information science, of the supply chain and relevant technologies which have been applied or are potential to be applied on supply chain with purpose of lowering cost, facilitating its security and convenience. It provides a comprehensive review of current relative research work and industrial cases from several famous companies. It also illustrates the IoT enablement and security issues of current digital supply chain system, and existing blockchain’s role in this kind of digital system. Finally, this paper concludes several potential or existing security issues and challenges which supply chain management is facing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies
ISSN (Print)2367-4512
ISSN (Electronic)2367-4520

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems


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