Waldemar Osmólski and Krzysztof Muszyński (Poland) – MONITORING OF GOODS-DOCUMENTATION FLOWS IN MODERN LOGISTIC SUPPLY CHAIN, BASED ON BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Waldemar Osmólski and Krzysztof Muszyński (Poland) – MONITORING OF GOODS-DOCUMENTATION FLOWS IN MODERN LOGISTIC SUPPLY CHAIN, BASED ON BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Waldemar Osmolski

Poznań School of Logistics, Department of Information Systems and Digital

Technologies, Poland e-mail: waldemar.osmolski@wsl.com.pl

 

Krzysztof Muszynski

Łukasiewicz Research Net Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, Poland e-mail: krzysztof.muszynski@ilim.poznan.pl

 

Abstract

 

The current supply chains, in fact we can speak of full modern, digital supply chains, are changing in an extremely dynamic way, requiring constant supervision and control of goods flowing through them. This is an extremely important issue for the protection of the health and life of consumers, which in terms of the idea of corporate social responsibility puts people at the center of attention and all business activities must be geared to their needs. Consumer safety is a priority. EU regulations oblige businesses to trace the origin of products in both food and consumer health and life industries. Companies are obliged to set up appropriate identification systems and procedures. They expect that the solutions recommended and implemented for them will not only allow for the correct tracking of the delivery of goods, but also protect against possible image failure due to a lack of control of their origin. The essence of the control of goods-documentation flows is to monitor the movement and origin of the product at each stage of the change of place in the logistic modern supply chain. For this reason, it is very important to monitor the quality and authenticity of the origin of the product in detail, at every stage of its journey, in order to react as quickly as possible in the event of a threat to the health or life of consumers. The maximum response time as well as safety can be ensured by using Blockchain technology for the requirements described above.  In this article the authors have focused on the use of Blockchain technology in the implementation of logistics processes, in particular in the process of control of trade in goods and documentation.

 

Key words: blockchain, groceries, supply chain, traceability, GDSN, data sync., master data.

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