Blockchain for Supply Chain

Accounting applications


Blockchain for Supply Chain

Instructor: James Barnes

  • Format

    Course - Online

  • Level


  • Duration


This dynamic course looks at three supply chain interactions to see how blockchain can be implemented to reduce errors, increase auditability, and drive collaboration.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify blockchain concepts
  • Determine the future of supply chain
  • Analyze how blockchain can disrupt the supply chain industry
  • Determine the appropriateness of use of blockchain on physical goods
  • Select a strategy for blockchain implementation on supply chain for physical goods
  • Analyze a scenario where blockchain technology is used to register and track digital products
  • Identify why the use of the blockchain technology was appropriate and chosen as the best strategy for implementation
  • Determine the appropriateness of the use of blockchain to track sales of vendor software and royalty payment flow.
  • Select a strategy for implementation of blockchain for digital goods.

£159.00 (CIMA members only)


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Product information


Blockchain is a new technology being used to drive corporate transparency. At the core, it is a ledger technology where everyone has a copy, and all transactions are verified before being replicated. In this course, we will take a look at three supply chain interactions and see how blockchain can be implemented to reduce errors, increase auditability, and drive collaboration. The focus areas will be on physical goods, from producer to retailer, digital products, and vendor relationships for royalty payments. In these cases, we will examine how to implement blockchain, determine success and failure factors, and various other implementation considerations. A special note will be spent on privacy, security, and certain regulations with regards to the same.

Topics covered:

  • Blockchain overview
  • Blockchain public and private networks in regards to physical supply chain automation, digital goods, and vendor management
  • The role smart contracts play in supply chain blockchain networks
  • Focusing on determining appropriateness of blockchain to a solution
  • Regulatory issues that impact blockchain implementations

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 4.5 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Information Technology
Programme level:Basic
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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  • James Barnes

    James Barnes is an Application Development Director/Enterprise Architect at Primerica.
    He received a BS from Virginia Tech and recently completed his Masters of Business Administration from NC State. At NC State, he focused on Operations and Supply Chain Management, working with large hardware manufacturers to implement blockchain within their company. Jim helps his customers examine existing user journeys and reimagine them to improve their business. His focus is to remove roadblocks, design and implement technology solutions, including blockchain to improve business processes. Jim worked for IBM on the Lucent Strategic Outsourcing account and supported WebSphere Portal, Commerce and the digital experience for many years. Jim also worked at Asponte Technology, Inc helping customers implement new digital experiences utilizing the latest frameworks and technology while owning the digital technology strategy for the firm. Jim has worked across a multitude of industries including manufacturing, insurance, finance, healthcare, retail, and food service. He has a keen interest in the potential of blockchain and how it can be applied to improve all industries. His latest blockchain project focused on how to store electronic health records on the blockchain for a state Medicare provider.


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