Logistics & Global Supply Chain

Symposium Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Jack Crumbly, Tuskegee University

Scope and Motivation

As Supply Chain Management adopts to volatility, uncertainty, complex and ambiguity (VUCA) environments that include pandemics, military conflicts, political influence, and government mandates, solutions using Blockchain technology are used to develop efficiency and effectiveness of business processes. The Symposium on Global Logistics and Supply Chain will discuss these challenges with use cases and solutions to support organizations as they maneuver through VUCA based environments.

Blockchain is fundamentally a technology of trust. Blockchain has trust, openness, and transparency built into its design. Its benefits are wide-ranging and impact multiple areas of supply chain management and logistics functions. One of the challenges of supply chain management in VUCA environments is sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Blockchain is fundamentally a technology of trust, blockchain has trust, openness, and transparency built into its design, its benefits are wide-ranging and impact multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The SDGs are a set of 17 global objectives focused on sustainable development issues ranging from poverty, equality, education, climate change, infrastructure, land and water, and production/consumption, with a target date of 2030.

Sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (like ESG reporting) have been an essential topic in the market in recent years. Blockchain has the potential to impact all 17 SDGs but here I will talk about specific to SDG7: Affordable & clean energy, SDG9 & 12: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation & Responsible production & Consumption(Sustainable supply chains) and Climate change represents an existential threat to humanity and will require the greatest mobilization of resources and collaboration in human history

A blockchain is a powerful tool that can significantly improve the transparency, accountability, and traceability of greenhouse gas emissions. It helps companies provide more accurate, reliable, standardized, and readily available data on carbon emissions.

In the Cryptocurrency discussion forums, you must have heard of blockchains are using so much energy and emit lots of carbon but that is only related to cryptocurrency mining and public blockchains. There are many use cases of blockchain in climate action and accounting, carbon accounting and reporting and carbon credit tokenization, sustainable supply chains, renewable energy, etc…

Blockchain could contribute to greater stakeholder involvement, transparency, and engagement and help bring trust and further innovative solutions in the fight against climate change, leading to enhanced climate actions. Blockchain is being used in carbon accounting and carbon credit tokenization for transparent and efficient ESG reporting.

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions on a wide range of presentations, Panel discussions including results from industry and academic/industry collaborations, related but not restricted to the following topics:

  • Blockchain Technology for Supply Chain Processes
  • How Blockchain can help to achieve SCM and Logistics goals
  • Carbon accounting and tokenization
  • Supply chain decarbonization
  • Blockchain & renewable energy(SDG9)
  • Transparency throughout the SC process

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: 1/September/2022
  • Author Notification: 25/September/2022

How to Submit a Paper

EDAS Link

All papers for technical symposia should be submitted via EDAS. Full instructions on how to submit papers are
provided on the IEEE GET Blockchain 2022 website

Presentation & Panel Discussion

Introduction Remarks (5 min)

Key Note 1 (20-30 min)

Panel 1: Blockchain role in improving 2022 Supply Chain Crises (30 min)

  • Moderator:
  • Panelists:
    • Open
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Q & A = 10 min (or more)

Key Note 2 (20-30 min)

Panel 2: Blockchain impact on Supply Chain efficiency through IoT and Unmanned Vehicles (30 min)

  • Moderator:
  • Panelists:
    • Open
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    • Open

Q & A = 10 min (or more)

Closing Remarks (5 min)