Perspectives for the implementation of blockchain technology in the supply chain: research, trends and future

Bruno Sales Salvador, Alexandre Tadeu Simon


The rise of new technologies is pushing companies to a new digital era. Among all technologies, one that has been gaining prominence is blockchain, which has potential for improving processes and enhance business models in supply chain. The implementation of blockchain technology in the supply chain is promising as it can bring benefits to everyone involved in the chain, among them, highlight for reliability, security, transparency, traceability and authenticity of information. Nonetheless, its application is still in the initial phase and this paper aims to shed light on the current research, trends and future related in the literature. Through an RSL (Systematic Literature Review) is identified how recent and innovative are studies published about the subject, as well as how researchers and universities are working on that around the world. This research contributes to the development of Blockchain theory as it identifies and analyzes the works currently available in the literature. The conclusion is that the issue has been attracting attention from academics, with researches dispersed in several countries and universities around the world, with growth potential.


Blockchain; Supply Chain; Implementation.

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