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Blockchain and Related Technologies to Support Manufacturing Supply Chain Traceability



Keith A. Stouffer, Joshua Lubell, Michael Pease, Evan K. Wallace


As supply chains become more complex and the origins of products become harder to discern, efforts are emerging that improve traceability of goods by exchanging traceability data records using blockchain and related technologies. This NIST NCCoE publication explores the issues that surround traceability, the role that blockchain and related technologies may be able to play to improve traceability, and several case studies in use today.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8419
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Blockchain, Cyber-physical anchor, Decentralized, Pedigree, Provenance, Supply Chain, Traceability


Stouffer, K. , Lubell, J. , Pease, M. and Wallace, E. (2022), Blockchain and Related Technologies to Support Manufacturing Supply Chain Traceability, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed May 30, 2024)


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Created April 7, 2022, Updated November 29, 2022