This project is an investigation into technology innovations for supply traceability. Beginning with a broad review of existing practices, best practices, and newly emerging technologies – this research seeks to examine the viability of emerging digital options such as blockchain and other tracing technologies in increasing the visibility and traceability into deeply opaque supply chains. There are a variety of approaches that range based on breadth of information, depth of criteria, regional diversity but often limited by scalability. Pilots on viability proposed for late 2018 early 2019.

Researchers: Dr. Alexis Bateman (MIT), Dr. Inma Borella (MIT)