Blockchain-Based traceability system for enhanced humanitarian supply chain management

SAAD, Sameh, MAINA, Jemimah, PERERA, Terrence and BAHADORI, Ramin (2023). Blockchain-Based traceability system for enhanced humanitarian supply chain management. In: THOMAS, Andrew, MURPHY, Lyndon, MORRIS, Wyn, DISPENZA, Vincenzo and JONES, David, (eds.) Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXVI. Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, 44 (44). IOS Press, 155-161.

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Traceability and transparency are crucial aspects of humanitarian supply chains to ensure the efficient delivery of aid. Existing research emphasises the need for improved traceability and transparency to address challenges like corruption, counterfeit goods, and inefficient distribution. Traditional systems, however, often lack the necessary infrastructure and mechanisms to achieve these objectives effectively. Blockchain technology offers unique capabilities to enhance traceability in humanitarian supply chains. This paper presents a conceptual blockchain-based system designed to record and verify the movement of humanitarian goods and resources and facilitate collaborations of key stakeholders throughout the supply chain. By enhancing traceability, transparency, and stakeholder collaboration, this system could contribute to the effective delivery of humanitarian aid, ultimately benefiting the affected communities in their time of need.

Item Type: Book Section
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Blockchain; Humanitarian Supply Chain Management; Traceability
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Page Range: 155-161
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2023 10:24
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2023 10:30

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