An analysis of blockchain technology for improved performance in humanitarian logistics

Christian Wankmüller, Gerald Reiner

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingContribution to conference proceedings


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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th EurOMA Conference Proceedings
Editors EurOMA
Place of PublicationBudapest
Pages1 - 10
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 102009 Computer simulation
  • 502052 Business administration
  • 502012 Industrial management
  • 211
  • 502017 Logistics
  • 502032 Quality management

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