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The potentials of Blockchain technology in logistics
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Informatics.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background:           Blockchain technology is recently receiving a lot of attention from researchers as well as from many different industries. There are promising application areas for the logistics sector like digital document exchange and tracking of goods, but there is no existing research on these topics. This thesis aims to contribute to the research of information systems in logistics in combination with Blockchain technology.  

 

Purpose:                  The purpose of this research is to explore the capabilities of Blockchain technology regarding the concepts of privacy, transparency and trust. In addition, the requirements of information systems in logistics regarding the mentioned concepts are studied and brought in relation to the capabilities of Blockchain technology. The goal is to contribute to a theoretical discussion on the role of Blockchain technology in improving the flow of goods and the flow of information in logistics.

 

Method:                   The research is carried out in the form of an explorative case study. Blockchain technology has not been studied previously in a logistics setting and therefore, an inductive research approach is chosen by using thematic analysis. The case study is based on a pilot test which had the goal to facilitate a Blockchain to exchange documents and track shipments.

 

Conclusion:             The findings reflect that the research on Blockchain technology is still in its infancy and that it still takes several years to facilitate the technology in a productive environment. The Blockchain has the capabilities to meet the requirements of information systems in logistics due to the ability to create trust and establish an organisation overarching platform to exchange information.

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2018. , p. 56
Keywords [en]
Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Logistics, Privacy, Transparency, Trust, Logistics, Information Systems
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Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39132ISRN: JU-IHH-IKA-2-20180066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-39132DiVA, id: diva2:1197805
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IHH, Informatics
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Available from: 2018-05-04 Created: 2018-04-14 Last updated: 2018-05-04Bibliographically approved

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