Supply chain issues and the blockchain technology: a Task-technology fit lens

  • K. Nageswara Reddy (Speaker)
  • Zirar, A. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation


The potential of blockchain technology to enhance supply chains has become widely appealing. This review evaluates the fit between blockchain technology features and supply chain elements from the existing literature, using the task-technology fit theory as a lens. A systematic search of 1093 documents from Scopus, Web of Science, and ProQuest yielded 148 articles of 'ABS AJG 2021' quality. Our analysis suggests that the reviewed literature primarily focuses on identifying the 'fit' between supply chain elements and blockchain technology features as a by-product of cryptocurrency's use of blockchain technology. Consequently, this literature is limited to models, frameworks, prototypes, small-scale applications, and understandings of blockchain technology in cryptocurrencies. On the other hand, this review presents an integrated framework from the empirical literature that ties supply chain elements with blockchain technology features. While this review highlights the limitations of previous efforts, it also highlights the potential impact of blockchain technology on supply chains and future research directions. Accordingly, this review extends task-technology fit theory to blockchain technology in supply chains. It argues that for blockchain technology to impact supply chain performance positively, its capabilities should match the supply chain issues it intends to solve. The 'fit' should reflect compelling 'real-world' business case studies rather than models, frameworks, prototypes, small-scale applications, or understandings of blockchain technology in cryptocurrency.
Period4 Jul 2022
Event title29th EurOMA Conference: Brilliance in resilience: Operations and supply chain management’s role in achieving a sustainable future
Event typeConference
Conference number29
LocationBerlin, Germany, BerlinShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational