The combined application of IoT and blockchain technology help organizations to better track and trace items in the food, manufacturing, and logistics supply chains. Evidence shows that the characteristics of blockchain such as decentralization, distributed ledger, consensus algorithm, data immutability and data security has brought various benefits to supply chains. Specifically, the pharmaceutical supply chain has a high requirement of maintaining medicine quality, trust and traceability across the supply chain. Hence, a thorough review on the topic is necessary to understand the scholarly work in this area. The study uses a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) to extract data from Scopus database for the period 2017-2020. Fifty-six articles were reviewed. The descriptive and thematic analysis revealed various insights into themes, methods, benefits, challenges and blockchain architecture in achieving traceability across the pharmaceutical supply chain.
|Title of host publication||Multidisciplinary Perspectives Towards Building a Digitally Competent Society|
|Editors||Sanjeev Bansal, Vandana Ahuja, Vijit Chaturvedi, Vinamra Jain|
|Publisher||IGI Global Publishing|
|Number of pages||30|
|ISBN (Print)||9781668452745, 166845274X, 9781668452752|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2022|