Blockchain startups in the logistics industry: The technology´s potential to disrupt business models and supply chains

  • Franziska PoszlerEmail author
  • Ann-Carolin Ritter
  • Isabell Welpe


The investigation of how Blockchain, a decentralized transaction and data management technology, can disrupt industries and business models is increasing in both research and practice (Friedlmaier, Tumasjan & Welpe, 2018; Iansiti & Lakhani, 2017). The potential of Blockchain is not limited to cryptocurrencies but expands to other applications, such as smart contracts, Internet of Things (IoT) and smart properties (Min, 2018; Sun, Yan & Zhang, 2016). The logistics industry in particular provides promising opportunities for new business models (DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation, 2018), and started to gain traction from an increasing number of supply chain executives, who consider deploying Blockchain technology (Min, 2018).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franziska Poszler
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ann-Carolin Ritter
    • 1
  • Isabell Welpe
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Strategy and OrganizationTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenDeutschland

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