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Jan. 9, 2018 PDE “Blockchain’s Roles in Meeting Key Supply Chain Management Objectives”

January 09, 2018
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

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Volvo Communication Center
7900 National Service Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27409
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Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

Where: The Volvo Communications Center

 “Blockchain’s Roles in Meeting Key Supply Chain Management Objectives”

Presented by Nir Kshetri

Professor of Management, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Nir Kshetri, Professor at UNCG - University of North Carolina-Greensboro, will explain Blockchain’s roles in meeting key supply chain management Objectives. By discussing case studies of blockchain projects at various phases of development for diverse purposes, Nir will demonstrate how blockchain is likely to affect key supply chain management objectives such as cost, quality, speed, dependability, risk reduction, sustainability and flexibility.

EVENT SYNOPSIS

Arrival of blockchain is set to transform supply chain activities. This presentation examines how blockchain is likely to affect key supply chain management objectives such as cost, quality, speed, dependability, risk reduction, sustainability and flexibility. Early evidence linking the use of blockchain in supply chain activities to increase transparency and accountability is presented. Case studies of blockchain projects at various phases of development for diverse purposes are discussed. It illustrates the various mechanisms by which blockchain help achieve the above supply chain objectives. Special emphasis will be placed on the roles of the incorporation of the IoT in blockchain-based solutions and the degree of deployment of blockchain to validate individuals’ and assets’ identities.

Keywords: auditability, blockchain; Internet of Things; network effects; supply chain; sustainability

BIOGRAPHY

Nir Kshetri is Professor at University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a research fellow at Kobe University. Nir has authored seven books, one of which is selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine. Nir has published over 110 articles in various journals. Nir participated as lead discussant at the Peer Review meeting of the UNs Information Economy Report 2013 and 2015. Nir is the winner of 2016 Bryan School Senior Research Excellence Award. He is also a two time winner of the Pacific Telecommunication Council’s Meheroo Jussawalla Research Paper Prize (2010 and 2008). Nir has been interviewed and/or quoted in over 200 TV channels, magazines and newspapers. He has been quoted/interviewed and/or his work has been featured by hund reds of media outlets worldwide such as Foreign Policy, Bloomberg TV, CBS News, Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News & World Report, New Boston Post, Observer and Salon.

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