Dr. Tan is the lead author of an article describing the use of blockchain technology to enable the halal supply chain, published in the May-June 2018 issue of Supply Chain Management Review. Halal food supply chain is a highly complex supply chain that requires trading partners to adhere to rigorous product segregation practices. The study shows how blockchain – a technology designed to engender trust with an immutable, tamper-proof database of product flows – can overcome halal traceability issues. The study shows that at least three smart contract checkpoints could be used: at the production, product storage, and retailer stages of the supply chain. These three stages are critically important to ensuring traceability of the halal food products.
The full article can be found at the following link (access to registered users): http://www.scmr.com/article/is_blockchain_the_missing_link_in_the_halal_supply_chain