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A Blockchain-Based Framework for Green Logistics in Supply Chains

Management School, Jinan University, No. 601, West Huangpu Avenue, Guangzhou 510632, China
National Economics Research Center, Guangdong University of Finance & Economics, 21 Luntou Road, Guangzhou 510320, China
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 20156 Milan, Italy
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Sustainability 2020, 12(11), 4656;
Received: 25 April 2020 / Revised: 28 May 2020 / Accepted: 4 June 2020 / Published: 7 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intelligent Transportation and Green Logistics with Big Data)
The logistics industry around the world has proliferated over recent years as a large number of business organizations have come to recognize the importance of logistics. Cost control used to be emphasized to remain competitive, but recently green logistics has gained attention with the awareness of the integration of economy and society as a whole. Nowadays, green logistics is a useful concept to improve the sustainability of logistics operations, and its related policies and theoretical research have been investigated and explored. However, the practical applications of green logistics are impeded by real-time data sharing, which is common in the logistics industry. Blockchain technology is adopted to address this challenge and enable data sharing among related stakeholders. This paper presents a reference framework for green logistics based on blockchain to reach the sustainable operations of logistics, with the integration of the Internet of Things and big data. Finally, potential benefits and limitations are analyzed when implementing this framework. View Full-Text
Keywords: green logistics; blockchain; Internet of Things; supply chains green logistics; blockchain; Internet of Things; supply chains
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Tan, B.Q.; Wang, F.; Liu, J.; Kang, K.; Costa, F. A Blockchain-Based Framework for Green Logistics in Supply Chains. Sustainability 2020, 12, 4656.

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