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Enhancing Competitive Capabilities of Healthcare SCM through the Blockchain: Big Data Business Model’s Viewpoint

School of Business, Pusan National University, Pusan 46241, Korea
Academic Editors: Roberto Cerchione and Sungyong Choi
Sustainability 2022, 14(8), 4815; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14084815
Received: 18 January 2022 / Revised: 14 April 2022 / Accepted: 14 April 2022 / Published: 17 April 2022
The reasons why supply chain management (SCM) needs blockchain technology include simplification of transaction procedures, time and cost reductions, and reliability improvement. This study emphasizes the necessity of introducing a blockchain-based joint logistics system to strengthen the competency of medical SCM and proposes a healthcare supply chain management (HSCM) competency measurement item through an analytic hierarchy process. The variables needed for using blockchain-based joint logistics are the performance expectations, effort expectations, promotion conditions, and social impact of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model, as well as the HSCM competency results in increased reliability and transparency, enhanced SCM, and enhanced scalability. By analyzing the importance of securing reliability based on blockchain technology in the establishment of a supply chain network for HSCM competency, we reveal that joint logistics can be achieved, and synergistic effects can be created by implementing the integrated database to secure HSCM competency. Strengthening partnerships, such as joint logistics, will eventually lead to HSCM competency. In particular, HSCM should seek ways to upgrade its competitive capabilities through big data analysis based on the establishment of a joint logistics system. View Full-Text
Keywords: blockchain; healthcare supply chain management; logistics cooperation; big data blockchain; healthcare supply chain management; logistics cooperation; big data
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Jung, D.H. Enhancing Competitive Capabilities of Healthcare SCM through the Blockchain: Big Data Business Model’s Viewpoint. Sustainability 2022, 14, 4815. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14084815

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