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Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial)Logforum. 2021. 17(1), article 6, 71-82; DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2021.525


Kinga Pawlicka , Monika Bal

The Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poznań, Poland


Background: The cognitive goal of the article is to systematize the knowledge in the field of Supply Chain Finance (SCF) in the context of the leading contemporary trends and challenges of Supply Chain Management (SCM). For the purposes of the research objective, Walmart was selected for the case study as a model implementation example. In the authors’ assessment, there is a need to discuss and organize knowledge about the co-existence of SCF with modern solutions such as sustainable finance or blockchain technology. The empirical goal is to assess the sustainable supply chain finances management (SSCF) in terms of shaping the financial condition of the company and its position on the market.

Methods: To achieve the research objective, it was necessary to critically assess the present SCF literature and actual trends implemented in companies, which was done using case study method. The case study form was chosen due to the limited state of knowledge in a research area and the selected company is a precursor in this aspect. The research procedure consisted of: data collection, data analysis, formulating generalizations, confronting the literature, processing of generalizations and study closure.

Results: Conducted research helped to develop the existing theory and systematize effects and identify potential opportunities from implementing sustainable supply chain finances management based on blockchain technology. Analysis of financial data proved that benefits exceed implementation costs.

Conclusions: First, it was possible to develop an open-ended SCF benefit set, distinguished on the basis of varied literature. Second, implementing blockchain technology in the supply chain and drive to make it sustainable can be complementary activities. In summary, the authors formulate recommendations for other companies and indicate the direction of further research.

Keywords: supply chain finance, blockchain, sustainable supply chain
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MLA , Kinga Pawlicka, and Monika Bal. " Supply chain finance and challenges of modern supply chains." Logforum 17.1 (2021): 6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2021.525
APA Kinga Pawlicka , Monika Bal (2021). Supply chain finance and challenges of modern supply chains. Logforum 17 (1), 6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2021.525
ISO 690 , Kinga Pawlicka, BAL, Monika. Supply chain finance and challenges of modern supply chains. Logforum, 2021, 17.1: 6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2021.525