Quotation Wankmüller, Christian, Reiner, Gerald. 2018. An analysis of blockchain technology for improved performance in humanitarian logistics. In 25th EurOMA Conference Proceedings, Hrsg. EurOMA, 1-10. Budapest: -




This paper analyzes the impact of blockchain technology on commercial supply chain management and reveals improvement potentials for humanitarian logistics processes. Motivated by overcoming certain inefficiencies of today’s disaster response, the paper presents application areas in humanitarian logistics that could substantially benefit from blockchain implementation. In terms of methodology, this article is based on case study research including secondary data from 18 supply chain use-cases. Results of cross-case analysis indicate, that blockchain technology not only brings added value to commercial supply chains but could also lead to profound changes in the humanitarian sector.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title An analysis of blockchain technology for improved performance in humanitarian logistics
Title of whole publication 25th EurOMA Conference Proceedings
Editor EurOMA
Page from 1
Page to 10
Location Budapest
Publisher -
Year 2018
URL http://euroma2018.org/euroma-2018-proceedings/
Open Access N


Reiner, Gerald (Details)
Wankmüller, Christian (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
Institute for Production Management (Reiner) (Details)
Research Institute for Supply Chain Management FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1133 Computer-aided simulation (Details)
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5316 Industrial management (Details)
5326 Production research (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
5365 Quality management (Details)
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