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An Architecture for Trustworthy and Transparent Digital Supply Chains

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Authors Henk Birkholz , Antoine Delignat-Lavaud , Cedric Fournet , Yogesh Deshpande
Last updated 2022-10-24
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Traceability of physical and digital artifacts in supply chains is a long-standing, but increasingly serious security concern. The rise in popularity of verifiable data structures as a mechanism to make actors more accountable for breaching their compliance promises has found some successful applications to specific use cases (such as the supply chain for digital certificates), but lacks a generic and scalable architecture that can address a wider range of use cases. This memo defines a generic and scalable architecture to enable transparency across any supply chain with minimum adoption barriers for producers (who can register their claims on any Transparency Service (TS), with the guarantee that all consumers will be able to verify them) and enough flexibility to allow different implementations of Transparency Services with various auditing and compliance requirements.


Henk Birkholz
Antoine Delignat-Lavaud
Cedric Fournet
Yogesh Deshpande

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