IoT-Blockchain: Harnessing the Power of Internet of Thing and Blockchain for Smart Supply Chain

Sensors (Basel). 2021 Sep 9;21(18):6048. doi: 10.3390/s21186048.


This study aims to build smart supply chains for the first time using the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain. Classification and clarification of causal relationships can provide a useful framework for researchers and professionals who seek to implement an intelligent supply chain using IoT tools in a blockchain platform, and it also demonstrates the intensity of communications indicating such relationships. The research methodology is mixed method, comprised of qualitative and quantitative methods. The qualitative method includes the Delphi method used for selecting indigenous components and features proper for the pattern. The quantitative method is the Dematel method used for assessing the relationships between the available concepts in the pattern and accessing the network structure between components. Interpretative Structural Modeling is also employed to classify the network structure obtained from the Dematel technique. The findings of the study identify indicators of IoT and blockchain as causes based on Dematel, application of tools, components interconnectedness, optimal decision making, automatedness, integration, innovation and learning, which are indicators of smart supply chain, are the effects in this study.

Keywords: Delphi method; Dematel method; blockchain (BC); internet of things (IoT); smart supply chain management (SSCM).

MeSH terms

  • Blockchain*
  • Internet of Things*