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Distributed Interoperable Records: The Key to Better Supply Chain Management

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Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, 55 Dundas Street W, Toronto, ON M5G 2C3, Canada
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Cybersecurity Research Lab, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
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Academic Editor: Hossain Shahriar
Received: 31 May 2021 / Revised: 8 July 2021 / Accepted: 9 July 2021 / Published: 19 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Blockchain Technology and Recordkeeping)
The global supply chain is a network of interconnected processes that create, use, and exchange records, but which were not designed to interact with one another. As such, the key to unlocking the full potential of supply chain management (SCM) technologies is achieving interoperability across participating records systems and networks. We review existing research and solutions using distributed ledger technology (DLT) and provide a survey of its current state of practice. We additionally propose a holistic solution: a DLT-based interoperable future state that could enable the interoperable, efficient, reliable, and secure exchange of records with integrity. Finally, we provide a gap analysis between our proposed future state and the current state, which also serves as a gap analysis for many fractional DLT-based SCM solutions and research. View Full-Text
Keywords: records; record management; blockchain; DLT; identity management; supply chain management; interoperability; information sharing records; record management; blockchain; DLT; identity management; supply chain management; interoperability; information sharing
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Henninger, A.; Mashatan, A. Distributed Interoperable Records: The Key to Better Supply Chain Management. Computers 2021, 10, 89. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/computers10070089

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Henninger A, Mashatan A. Distributed Interoperable Records: The Key to Better Supply Chain Management. Computers. 2021; 10(7):89. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/computers10070089

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Henninger, Annegret, and Atefeh Mashatan. 2021. "Distributed Interoperable Records: The Key to Better Supply Chain Management" Computers 10, no. 7: 89. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/computers10070089

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