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Transforming Trade and Ensuring Global Supply Chain Security with Blockchain and Smart Contracts Dr. Larry Shi, UH and Dr. Eleftherios Iakovou, Texas A&M



The overarching goal of the research effort is to: (i) explore innovative opportunities provided by blockchain and smart contracts for the purpose of transforming operations of relevant CBP components to improve global supply chain data exchange, to enhance automation and data harmonization, to facilitate timely analysis of supply chain risk, and to ensure trade compliance; (ii)  identify value and use cases of alternative and new technologies enabled by the blockchain based ecosystem for enhancing missions of CBP components; and (iii) provide recommendations and assessment (technical, business flow, and operation aspect) of the viability of blockchain and related innovations to HSE stakeholders and agencies.

2019 Annual Meeting Presentation