Impact Analysis of Industrial Standards on Blockchains for Food Supply Chains

Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 598)


One of the major challenges for the use of the Blockchain technology in industrial applications is the lack of existing standards. They ensure the interoperability of sensors, machines and the data-sharing between stakeholders within a food supply chain. Existing Blockchain-independent implementations of technologies for increasing transparency in supply chains use communication standards whose transferability to Blockchain applications has not yet been analysed sufficiently. This publication analyses the suitability of established standards regarding their use in Blockchains. In this context, the requirements for the distributed database and for the protection of sensitive company data must be considered. Therefore an analysis of eventually necessary changes is executed for the adoption of standards and how they could be implemented.


Food chain Supply chain management Blockchain Standards 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Industrial Management (FIR) at RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.GS1 Germany GmbHCologneGermany

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