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Blockchain and Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management faces massive disruption with the dynamic changes in global trade, the impact of Covid-19, and technological innovation. While all industries and economic activities are being transformed by blockchain, same of the most promising applications are in supply chain management. 
Blockchain and Supply Chain Management combines discussions of blockchain and supply chains, linking technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, digital twins, satellite imagery, analytical fingerprinting and machine vision. It examines blockchain's basic concepts, relevant theories, and its roles in meeting key supply chain objectives. The course addresses problems related to inefficiency, opacity, and fraud, helping the digitization process, simplifying value creation process, and facilitating collaboration. It demonstrates how blockchain is transforming the supply chains of major industries such as 
food/beverage and healthcare/pharmaceutical. The course also gives an overview of how blockchain is facilitating supply 
chain finance and trade finance. It discusses the opportunities, barriers, and enablers of blockchain in supply chain policy, along with legal and ethical implications. The course is balanced between blockchain and supply chain application and theory, covering the latest technological, organizational and regulatory developments in blockchain from a supply chain perspective. 

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

A Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration or a related degree


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.


Nir Bahadur Kshetri


Academic profile

Nir Kshetri is Professor at the Department of Management, University of Northern Carolina Greensboro, USA.