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The growth of individualized product demands drives high flexibility of manufacturing processes, which requires large-scale deployment of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Since centralized control of IIoT suffers from poor flexibility in coping with disturbances and changes, a decentralized organization structure is a better choice, in which a...
The growth of personalized demands requires socialized resources to timely self-organize themselves with crowd intelligence for co-creating open architecture products. This social manufacturing paradigm drives an increased demand for makers to track the authenticity and quality of products. A new decentralized blockchain-driven model, named Makerch...
Blockchaintechnologies have been developingvery fast recently. Ethereum, as the second generation of blockchain,can support smart contracts with various functions. Blockchain,combinedwithIoT technologies likeRFID,can bring more security into IoT systems. It has been notedthat just storing hash values, addresses and transaction records cannot meet t...
Recent quality scandals reveal the importance of quality management from a supply chain perspective. Although there has been many related studies focusing on supply chain quality management, the technologies used still have difficulties in resolving problems arising from the lack of trust in supply chains. The root reason lies in three challenges b...
Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province of China Grant No. 2019A050503010.“ 基于区块链和智能合约的制造供应链管理与金融创新平台”，广东省科技厅与香港ITF联合资助粤港联合项目 建立基于区块链和智能合约的制造供应链管理与金融（Supply Chain Management & Finance，SCM&F）平台，通过区块链的不可篡改性提高数据透明性、可追溯性，可信采集与传递制造供应链中上下游企业的金融流、物流、信息流过程，提升物流、金融流及信息流的流动效率，并实现供应链（二三级及以上）上下游企业的可信放贷交易。