An increasing need for supply chain transparency and rising demand for enhanced security of supply chain transactions are expected to drive the market during the forecast period.
The smart contract application segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The blockchain is finding increased application to automate contract execution in the supply chain management, eliminating the need for intermediaries. This has facilitated manufacturers, suppliers, and customers to build a trusted relationship and streamline complex supply chain operations. The application of smart contract is expected surge with the availability of enterprise-ready solutions to overcome the existing limitations of contracts in terms of privacy, scalability, auditability, confidentiality, and performance.
By provider, the Blockchain Supply Chain Market is segmented into application and solutions providers, middleware providers, and infrastructure and protocols providers. These providers offer infrastructure to develop the blockchain-based platforms. Among these, application and solutions providers segment is expected to witness the fastest growth owing to the introduction of technologically advanced blockchain solutions for streamlining the supply chain management practices.
North America is expected to hold the largest market size in the supply chain blockchain market during the forecast period
North America is expected to hold the largest market size in 2018. The region is considered the most advanced in terms of technology adoption and infrastructure. The wide presence of key industry players of blockchain technology solutions in this region is the main driving factor for the Blockchain Supply Chain Market. The companies from various verticals, such as retail and consumer goods, manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics, are major customers to the vendors in the market. APAC, on the other hand, is expected to record growth at the highest CAGR during the forecast period with ongoing developments in the major APAC countries, such as China, India, Singapore, and Japan.
The major blockchain technology vendors include IBM (US), Microsoft (US), Oracle (US), SAP SE (Germany), AWS (US), Huawei (China), Bitfury (Netherlands), Auxesis Group (India), TIBCO Software (US), BTL Group (Canada), Applied Blockchain (UK), Guardtime (Estonia), Nodalblock (Spain), Peer Ledger (Canada), Blockverify (UK), TransChain (France), RecordsKeeper (Spain), Datex Corporation (US), Ownest (France), Omnichain (US), Transparency (France), Digital Treasury Corporation (China), Chainvine (UK), VeChain (China), Algorythmix (India), and OpenXcell (US).