Facts about the course

ECTS Credits:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Arild Hoff
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
1 week

LOG904-167 Blockchain in Supply chain (Autumn 2021)

About the course

We are entering a world that is driven by data. This data is transforming the way we do business. Along with this data revolution we have moved into an era of decentralization that will result in business model transformation. The technology brokered trust that a Blockchain fosters would transform industries such as real estate, financial services, healthcare, insurance, public sector, retail and many more. This has resulted in a growth of demand for Blockchain professionals. The World Economic forum predicts that 18 percent of the world GDP would be generated around Blockchain by 2025.


Managers need to understand the underpinnings of Blockchain technologies and rewire their businesses to support this decentralization revolution which is going to be the future. Often, technology creates solutions however business generates the need for such solutions. It hence important for business leaders to understand the new business processes so that they can be supported by technology.


Topics covered:


1) Introduction to Blockchain and its underlying technology

2) How is Data protected in a Blockchain?

3) Consensus Mechanisms in Blockchain

4) Introduction to Smart Contracts

5) Distributed Apps and the different types of Blockchain

6) How do we Build a Blockchain Solution? Challenges in Blockchain adoption

7) Commercial Implementations of Blockchain in supply chain

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

Basic understanding of supply chain, Basic computational skills and comfortable with simple applications on computers and mobile devices.

Forms of teaching and learning

Lecture, Class activities, Offline readings


Form of assessment: Conceptual quizzes

  • Proportion: 40%

  • Number: 2

  • Duration: -

  • Grouping: Individual

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Comment: 2 quizzes (end of Day 3 and end of Day 5)

Form of assessment: Preparatory quizz

  • Proportion: 10%

  • Number: 5

  • Duration: -

  • Grouping: Individual

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Comment: Everyday at the start of class

Form of assessment: Research paper

  • Proportion: 50%

  • Duration: -

  • Grouping: Individual

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)



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