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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Applying distributed ledger concepts to a Swiss regional label ecosystem
Authors: Malešević, Saša
Lustenberger, Michael
Spychiger, Florian
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3390/logistics4040032
Published in: Logistics
Volume(Issue): 4
Issue: 32
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: MDPI
ISSN: 2305-6290
Language: English
Subjects: Blockchain; Distributed ledger; Regional label ecosystem; Supply chain; Traceability
Subject (DDC): 658.5: Production management
Abstract: Improving current supply chains by using distributed ledger technology (DLT) has been a highly researched topic during the last years. Currently, there are numerous articles elaborating on how such technologies can theoretically improve supply chains. However, case studies of such concepts and their economic value are scarce. In order to bridge this gap, we collaborated with a regional label company to clarify how a distributed ledger technology would benefit their ecosystem. This work answers the question of how such a prototype would look and whether it adds value. By following design science research practices, we design two artifacts based on requirements gathered in 14 interviews and discuss the artifacts’ elements within an evaluation panel. Our findings show that a distributed ledger application for the regional label ecosystem should have an open and decentralized architecture giving all participants full access to the shared data while still providing security and privacy for sensitive data. Additionally, data capturing should be simple. However, such an application does not add sufficient economic value and is currently of no practical interest in the regional label ecosystem as the expenditure likely exceeds the benefit.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute for Organizational Viability (IOV)
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