About the book
This book provides a clear exploration of the usage of Blockchain Technology for Supply Chain Finance programs. Since Blockchain Technology enables a more secure transfer of value and data, it would be a perfect avenue for exchange.
The book also explores the idea of the possible use of Blockchain and other distributed ledgers as an avenue of exchange for various transactions. This idea could provide benefits to all who conduct Supply Chain Finance transactions, as fees could be cheaper and exchange could be expedited. This book shows a possible technological revolution in the coming years.
The book delves into the topic of Supply Chain Finance, which is still considered rare in the industry now. It has a practical approach to the use of Blockchain in Supply Chain Finance. It explores the other potential uses of Blockchain Technology as an avenue of exchange of various transactions, such as data and value. Another interesting thing about this investigation on the possible use of Blockchain is that, due to the ledger’s nature of inimitability, it offers a more secure and efficient mode of transaction.
About the Author
ERIK HOFMANN is Director of Chair of Logistics Management at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he is also Senior Lecturer. He heads the Supply Chain Finance-Lab of the Swiss Post. His research mainly prioritizes on supply management, interactions of operations management, and finance issues.
URS MAGNUS STREWE is an entrepreneur and a professional in the implementation of technology-driven business models for banks and other financial service providers. He was Chief Operating Officer of CRX Markets, where he worked on the service offering of the company.
NICOLA BOSIA graduated from the University of Lausanne (HEC) with a BA degree in management. He received his Master of Arts in accounting and finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
Table of Contents
- Introduction—Why to Pay Attention on Blockchain-Driven Supply Chain Finance?
- Background I—What is Buyer-Led Supply Chain Finance?
- Background II—What is Reverse Securitisation?
- Background III—What is Blockchain Tehcnology?
- Concept—Where Are the Opportunities of Blockchain-Driven Supply Chain Finance?
- Discussion—How Does the Full Potential of Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Finance Look Like?
- Conclusion—What Can We Learn from Blockchain-Driven Supply Chain Finance?