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A Broker-Based Manufacturing Supply Chain Integration with Blockchain: Managing Odoo Workflows Using Hyperledger Fabric Smart Contracts

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Nowadays, Blockchains are considered the go-to solution when it comes to secure and trust-ensuring platforms for critical data exchange. However, integrating this technology with existing systems is quite a challenging task as there is an unclear path to achieve the integration. Usually, the main motivation behind integrating blockchain with information systems is the fact that it ensures trustworthiness, security, and traceability by design. In this paper, we investigate the integration of this technology from an information system perspective in the context of manufacturing supply chains. We propose a proof-of-concept of a manufacturing supply chain scenario integration between Odoo (Supply Chain processes) and Hyperledger Fabric (blockchain development platform). We demonstrate how Odoo workflows can be optimized, secured, and made trustworthy using smart contracts and highlight the impact of this solution on current and future applications especially in the Industry 4.0 context where data is an abundant and critical resource.

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This publication was made possible by NPRP grant NPRP11S-1227-170135from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors (www.supplyledger.qa).

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Belhi, A., Gasmi, H., Hammi, A., Bouras, A., Aouni, B., Khalil, I. (2022). A Broker-Based Manufacturing Supply Chain Integration with Blockchain: Managing Odoo Workflows Using Hyperledger Fabric Smart Contracts. In: Canciglieri Junior, O., Noël, F., Rivest, L., Bouras, A. (eds) Product Lifecycle Management. Green and Blue Technologies to Support Smart and Sustainable Organizations. PLM 2021. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 640. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94399-8_27

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