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Discussion—How Does the Full Potential of Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Finance Look Like?

  • Hofmann E
  • Strewe U
  • Bosia N
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Abstract

Having summarised the key findings from the application of this technology for approved payables financing techniques, it has become clear that there is greater potential for SCF instruments that are initiated earlier in the supply chain process. For these instruments, the risks are higher, and the visibility of the physical flow of goods is a key element of an effective SCF for which the blockchain offers interesting uses. For this reason, we extend the scope of the research and analyse the other principal SCF techniques in order to cover all principal financing solutions along the supply chain (i.e. purchase order [PO] financing, inventory financing and receivables financing). This could help to identify possible future research opportunities on the topic of blockchain-driven SCF.

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Hofmann, E., Strewe, U. M., & Bosia, N. (2018). Discussion—How Does the Full Potential of Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Finance Look Like? (pp. 77–87). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62371-9_6

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