Smart distributed ledger technologies in industry 4.0: Challenges and opportunities in supply chain management

Gregory Epiphaniou*, Mirko Bottarelli, Haider Al-Khateeb, N.T. Ersotelos, J. Kanyaru, V. Nahar

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The rise of new digital economies and data-driven supply-chains seeks to revolutionalise the ways information is transferred, processed and analysed across different industry segments in the value-creation. This data-driven manufacturing revolution promises to increase productivity, democratise data sharing capabilities and foster industrial growth in scales never seen before. The traditional transactional models are to be re-visited, and distributed data storage architectures are to be re-designed to accommodate for optimised data flows across different organisation units. Data is increasingly becoming a strategic business resource that through innovation in existing sharing and processing approaches can decompose business bottlenecks in existing production lines and processes and disrupt traditional supply-chain models. This work seeks to articulate a state-of-the-art review of the application and impact of ML techniques and distributed Ledger technologies to further disrupt supply-chain capabilities with regards to data accuracy and completeness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCyber Defence in the Age of AI, Smart Societies and Augmented Humanity
EditorsHamid Jahankhani, Stefan Kendzierskyj, Nishan Chelvachandran, Jaime Ibarra
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-35746-7
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Apr 2020

Publication series

Name Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications book series (ASTSA)
PublisherSpringer Cham
ISSN (Print)1613-5113
ISSN (Electronic)2363-9466


  • Blockchain
  • Supply chain management
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence


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