Data-driven review of blockchain applications in supply chain management: key research themes and future directions

Van Nguyen, Truong, Cong Pham, Hiep, Nhat Nguyen, Minh, Zhou, Li, and Akbari, Reza (2023) Data-driven review of blockchain applications in supply chain management: key research themes and future directions. International Journal of Production Research. (In Press)

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Blockchain (BC) applications in supply chain management (SCM) have recently received extensive attention. It is important to synthesise the extant literature on the field to identify key research themes and navigate potential future directions. This study thus develops an efficient, scalable data-driven review approach that uses text mining and Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA)-based topic modelling for automatic content analysis of full-text documents. Our method overcomes the drawbacks of traditional systematic literature reviews using either manual coding or bibliographic analysis for article classifications, which are highly time-consuming and biased when dealing with large amounts of text. 108 papers published between 2017 and 2022 were analysed which identified 10 key research themes, including revenue management, sustainability, traceability, manufacturing system, scheduling in cloud manufacturing, healthcare SCM, anti-counterfeit system, logistics and transportation, system architecture development, and food & agriculture SC. Five future directions are then suggested, including (1) integration of BC and other emerging technologies for global and scalable SCM, (2) crypto-X applications in SCM, (3) BC-enabled closed-loop SCM, (4) the environmental and social impacts of BC-based SCM and (5) decentralised autonomous organisations in SCM.

Item ID: 77267
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1366-588
Keywords: Supply chain; blockchain; text mining; data driven review; topic modelling
Copyright Information: © 2023 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2023 23:59
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3503 Business systems in context > 350307 Technology management @ 20%
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3509 Transportation, logistics and supply chains > 350909 Supply chains @ 80%
SEO Codes: 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1503 Management and productivity > 150302 Management @ 100%
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