POSTPONED: PhD Course DRL028 Blockchain applications in SCM

PhD Course DRL028 Blockchain applications in SCM is postponed until further notice. Most likely new date will be late in the fall 2020 or in the spring 2021.

Supply chains drives the macro economy and global markets. The push towards digitalization and environmental sustainability have intensified the need for interoperability among organisations. Blockchain technologies facilitate coordination of spatially dispersed complex tasks at a low cost.

Instructors: Associate Professor Nitin Vasant Kale, Associate Professor Bjørn Jæger, Module leader and Senior Lecturer Arvind Upadhyay

Application form and deadline will be published later.

This PhD-course will present current research on blockchain applications in supply chains, and offer an opportunity to discuss future applications and research on information sharing in extended supply chains. See detailed course description:

The course is free of charge.


Accepted as a PhD student in supply chain management program, information systems program or similar. Pre-course preparation by reading papers provided upon registration as well as completing a questionnaire.


Presentation of your design of an academic paper on a topic related to the curriculum.

Grades: Pass/Fail.


Contact person: Øystein Nerland:

Molde University College, Specialized University in Logistics

P.O. Box 2110, 6402 Molde, Norway

PhD Course Week (dates to be decided)

- Introduction to blockchains in supply chain management (Jager, Kale)

- Blockchain concepts (Kale)
- Paper walkthrough & discussion (Kale)
- Group work: Select a problem for an academic paper (Upadhyay)

- Blockchain concepts in Supply Chains (Kale)
- Paper presentations & discussion (Kale, Jager, Upadhyay)
- Group work: Work on the selected research problem (Upadhyay)

- Blockchain concepts in Supply Chains (Kale)
- Paper presentations & discussion (Kale, Jager, Upadhyay)
- Paper walkthrough & discussion (Kale)
- Group work continued (Upadhyay)

- Group presentation of the selected research problem (Kale, Upadhyay, Jager)
- Developing a research profile for each PhD student (Upadhyay)
- Summary (Jager, Kale, Upadhyay)

Published Dec. 20, 2019 3:34 PM - Last modified Mar. 16, 2020 2:34 PM