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dc.contributor.advisorInma Borrella and James Blayney Rice.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPanuparb, Patara.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Supply Chain Management Program.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-17T19:50:52Z
dc.date.available2019-09-17T19:50:52Z
dc.date.copyright2019en_US
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/122254
dc.descriptionThesis: M. Eng. in Supply Chain Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Supply Chain Management Program, 2019en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 48-49).en_US
dc.description.abstractDuring the past few years, blockchain technology has shown great potential to disrupt existing supply chain finance solutions, as it could increase the efficiency of invoice processing and provide a more transparent and secure transactions. However, the costs and benefits of implementing blockchain technology in supply chain finance for involved parties are still unclear, since research on the topic is scarce. This thesis explores the net value of implementing blockchain technology in supply chain finance arrangement by using cost-benefit analysis. A cost-benefit model and the operating processes of traditional and blockchain-based supply chain finance solutions are proposed and applied to a real-world case study. We prove that blockchain technology increases the total net benefit among involved parties participating in the supply chain finance arrangement as a result of improved efficiency of invoice processing. We also find that suppliers would benefit from blockchain-based supply chain finance if the benefit from the unlocked working capital outweighs the cost of the platform fee. Another finding is that the buyer does not benefit from the technology in terms of unlocked working capital.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Patara Panuparb.en_US
dc.format.extent53 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectSupply Chain Management Program.en_US
dc.titleCost-benefit analysis of a blockchain-based supply chain finance solutionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Eng. in Supply Chain Managementen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Supply Chain Management Programen_US
dc.identifier.oclc1119538700en_US
dc.description.collectionM.Eng.inSupplyChainManagement Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Supply Chain Management Programen_US
dspace.imported2019-09-17T19:50:50Zen_US
mit.thesis.degreeMasteren_US
mit.thesis.departmentSCMen_US


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