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Supply chain coordination for effective implementation of the blockchains

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

The use of blockchains in the supply chains has got the attention of many of the industries of late e.g. organisations like Walmart and IBM are collaboratively working for the applications in the food sector (IBM, 2019). The applications of blockchains are targeted to offer solutions including the achievement of end to end visibility in the supply chain, and standardising the information across the supply chain among many other benefits. However, there are various barriers that are holding the desired results to be achieved. Poor coordination/non-standardisation is often cited as one of the major barriers. Thus, this research project is aimed at developing coordination mechanisms/models for supply chains that would allow the application of blockchains to get the desired benefits.
The proposed methodology is expected to be a quantitative approach. The skillset required would be inclusive of the ability to apply quantitative techniques to solve a research problem (such as mathematical modelling, heuristics, etc depending on the scope of the study to be defined at a later stage of the project). The supervisory team would be interested to have a more detailed proposal (1000-1500 words of maximum) with a clearly defined scope, backdrop information and with the details of the corresponding methodological choice.

Supervisory Team Name:

Director of Studies: Dr Niladri Palit
GCU Research Online URL:

How to apply

The project is available as a 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time PhD study programme with an expected start date of the 1st October 2020.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the research supervisor for the project before applying.

To apply for this project, use the following link to access the online application form, as well as further information on how to apply:

Please send any other enquiries regarding your application to

Funding Notes

Funding notes

Applicants are expected to find external funding sources to cover the tuition fees and living expenses. Alumni and International students new to GCU who are self-funding are eligible for fee discounts. See more of fees and funding. View Website

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