The benefit of blockchain implementations in business settings is currently being questioned. The technology is often misunderstood and it is still at the early stages, its potential is often misunderstood, agreements about data standards are not easy to reach, incentives and the ROI of blockchain projects has not been rigorously evaluated yet. We aim to understand to what extent is blockchain technology helping supply chain relationships, the incentives of the different stakeholder’s roles involved in the ecosystem and the impact of all these transactions into certain supply chain performance outcomes.

Particularly we are studying the blockchain adoption in a three-tier supply chain for Walmart, aligning incentives of suppliers, carriers and distribution centers.