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

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Torrens University Australia, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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Industrial Engineering Department, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran 16844, Iran
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Iran Knowledge Management Association (IKMA), Tehran 16788, Iran
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School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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Yonsei Frontier Lab, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Academic Editor: Fabio Leccese
Sensors 2021, 21(18), 6048; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21186048
Received: 17 June 2021 / Revised: 3 August 2021 / Accepted: 14 August 2021 / Published: 9 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Intelligent Sensors)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart supply chain management (SSCM); internet of things (IoT); blockchain (BC); Dematel method; Delphi method smart supply chain management (SSCM); internet of things (IoT); blockchain (BC); Dematel method; Delphi method
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Azizi, N.; Malekzadeh, H.; Akhavan, P.; Haass, O.; Saremi, S.; Mirjalili, S. IoT–Blockchain: Harnessing the Power of Internet of Thing and Blockchain for Smart Supply Chain. Sensors 2021, 21, 6048. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21186048

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Azizi N, Malekzadeh H, Akhavan P, Haass O, Saremi S, Mirjalili S. IoT–Blockchain: Harnessing the Power of Internet of Thing and Blockchain for Smart Supply Chain. Sensors. 2021; 21(18):6048. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21186048

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Azizi, Neda, Heliyeh Malekzadeh, Peyman Akhavan, Omid Haass, Shahrzad Saremi, and Seyedali Mirjalili. 2021. "IoT–Blockchain: Harnessing the Power of Internet of Thing and Blockchain for Smart Supply Chain" Sensors 21, no. 18: 6048. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21186048

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