MAGAZINE  №5 (100) October 2020


CATEGORY  Industrial companies’ corporate logistics Information technologies in logistics and SCM Logistic integration and coordination Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and SCM Supply chain management



In the era of digital and Internet technologies growth, digital transformation of supply chains already seems to be an unavoidable process that most companies have to face if they want to maintain their competitive advantages in the market or acquire new ones. Today "blockchain" technology is one of the breakthrough technologies that is increasingly attracting business representatives because it is designed to solve most of the problems of various companies. "Blockchain" technology is especially relevant for manufacturing enterprises, because they often face the problem of counterfeit goods, a low level of trust between contractors and problem of weak information security. The use of "blockchain "technology can eliminate all these problems; however, any company expects difficulties in implementing and adapting" blockchain" before the above problems are solved. One of the key challenges of implementing blockchain technology in the supply chain is the scale of digitalization accompanied by huge costs for purchasing Internet of things devices, creating digital tags and other elements of the digital supply chain. Over the past three years, the ecosystem of "blockchain" projects has changed dramatically: there are many more projects, the scope of application of the technology has expanded, and commercial software solutions for various types of companies have begun to appear on the market. This article will discuss the basic principles of the "blockchain" technology, types of "blockchain" systems and best practices in the use of technology in the management of supply chains of food industry enterprises.

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 Keywords:  supply chain management Blockchain transparency digitalization smartcontract Best Practices food industry Internet of Things IOT

MAGAZINE №5(88) October 2018


SULEIMANOVA K.P. - Graduate student, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

PLOTNIKOV V.A. - Cand.of Polit.Sc., Leading expert of the Centre for Applied Research and Development, National Research University Higher School of Economics  (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), Gazprom corporate Institute  (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

CATEGORY  Analytics and reviews Information technologies in logistics and SCM 


Within the framework of the digital economy development in Russia, one of important areas is “digital logistics/ supply chain”. In the market of freight and passenger traffic the use of digital technologies gives a competitive advantage, therefore their implementation is becoming inevitable for the entire logistics industry. This article considers trends, advantages, prospects and barriers to the implementation of digital technologies in the Russian Federation; the main types of these technologies and their influence on logistics business processes efficiency. A scheme for digital technologies (Big Data, IoT (Internet of Things), Blockchain, Cloud Services, 3D Printing) using in the supply chain are also presented. This paper provides the analysis of digital technologies use impact and a methodology for assessing the relationship with the components of the model of total logistics costs (TLC) in supply chains. 
It should be noted that proposed TLC model does not only include  logistics operations costs, but also the costs associated with complete customer satisfaction.The use of digital technologies in logistics makes it possible to increase efficiency,precision and speed of logistics operations, however it requires significant financial investments, personnel training, accounting long-term physical movement over long distances, problems of customs clearance and terminal handling of goods.

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MAGAZINE №6 (83) December 2017


CATEGORY  Analytics and reviews Education in Logistics and SCM Information technologies in logistics and SCM Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and SCM


The article reveals the problems of implementing in Russia the technological platform “Digital SCM/logistics” which is an indispensable part of digital economy model being currently created in Russia. The article looks at the main problems, prospects and obstacles preventing the formation of Digital SCM/logistics. Overwhelming analysis of functionality of digital SCM/logistics is provided with such parts of the latter as Big Data, IoT, Blockchain technology, Cloud service, e-SCM, 3D Printing and others. Functional organization model of competence Centre of competence in the field of Digital SCM/logistics as a basis for technological platform construction in Russia is given. The role of HSE School of Logistics and International Centre of Logistics in creating and development of digital logistics/SCM is shown. The academic staff’s best practices of scientific project capacities concerning Digital SCM/logistics issues of academic staff are introduced.

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