Application of Blockchain Technology in the Manufacturing Industry

Introduction

Blockchain technology across industries

Table 1: Overview of blockchain use cases across industries

Smart contracts

Energy markets

Smart property

Blockchain technology in the manufacturing industry

Table 2: Overview of blockchain use cases in the manufacturing industry

Supply chain management and digital product memory

Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 applications

3D printing platforms

An approach to determine beneficial blockchain use cases

Discussion

Assessment of the maturity and adoption

Figure 1: Assessment of blockchain in the Gartner Hype Cycle

Evaluation of potential use cases

Figure 2: Blockchain use cases and potential application for manufacturing
Table 3: Assessment of usefulness framework

Outlook

Conclusion

Remarks

  • Blockchain knowledge: We wrote a Medium article on how to acquire the necessary blockchain knowledge within a workload of 10 working days.
  • Our two blockchain books: We have edited two books on how blockchain will change our society (Amazon link) in general and the everything related to finance (Amazon link) in particular. Both books are available in print and for Kindle — currently in German and soon in English. The authors have been more than 20 well-known blockchain experts in startups, corporations and the government from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein — all contributing their expertise to these two books.
Our two books: the first one on blockchain and the society and the second one on blockchain and finance

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Professor | Lecturer | Author | Investor | Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

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Philipp Sandner

Philipp Sandner

Professor | Lecturer | Author | Investor | Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

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