1st Edition

Blockchain in Supply Chain Digital Transformation

Edited By Trevor Clohessy Copyright 2023
    226 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) have been identified as emerging technologies that can enhance global supply chain management processes. Given the embryonic nature of the technology, use cases pertaining to how it can be adopted and deployed in supply chain contexts are scarce. This book shares blockchain supply chain use cases across a range of industries including smart cities, food imports, product traceability, decentralised finance, procurement, energy management, consensus mechanism security, and industry 4.0. Given its scope, it is primarily intended for academics, students, researchers, and practitioners who want to learn more about how blockchain can digitally transform global supply chains.

    1. A Smart Cities Blockchain Research Agenda—A Bibliometric and Network Analysis Literature Review From 2016 to September 2021

    Trevor Clohessy

    2. Breaking Bitcoin at any Cost: Irrational Attacks on Proof-of-Work Blockchain

    Ashish Rajendra Sai

    3. A Blockchain-Based RegTech System for Product Safety Enforcement: A Case Study of Food Import in China

    Christophe Viguerie and Robert M. Davison

    4. Transforming Trade Finance via Blockchain: The We.Trade Platform

    David Petersen

    5. Investigating the Role of Permissioned Blockchains as Inter-Organizational Systems for Enabling Supply Chain Digital Transformation

    Leo Yeung

    6. Blockchain, Supply Chain and Adoption: A Bibliometric Analysis

    Colin Callinan et al.

    7. Blockchain for Product Traceability in the Supply Chain

    Gary Lee

    8. Benefits and Barriers to Blockchain Adoption in Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy

    Garry Lohan

    9. Assimilation of the Blockchain: Exploring the Impact of Blockchain Technology on Supply Chain Management

    Trevor Clohessy

    10. Blockchain-Based Energy Efficient Supply Chain Management

    Bavly Hanna et al.


    Dr. Trevor Clohessy is a lecturer and researcher at the Atlantic Technological University Galway, Ireland, and has been researching and teaching about blockchain technologies for the past seven years. He has also written extensively on the topic in news media outlets, journals, and industry magazines. In 2022, his blockchain podcast was voted by Yoroyster as one of the top 14 globally recognised podcasts in the world. In 2018, Dr. Clohessy wrote one of the first industry reports which examined factors impacting the adoption of blockchain technologies in Ireland. Dr. Clohessy is also an academic collaborator with BiOrbic which is a leading SFI centre devoted to researching the bioeconomy. Dr. Clohessy also works with companies to develop digital and blockchain-based business models.