Literature Review of the Environment Affecting Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management: A Case of Three Provinces in Vietnam (Published)
The objective of this article is to review the external-internal environment affecting logistics services and its implications and how logistics services influences supply chain management. The researchers surveyed 450 enterprise managers who are using the logistics services and answered 15 questions. The primary sources of data collected from December 2017 to May 2018 in Ho Chi Minh city, Dong Nai province and Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. Simple random sampling technique is from 450 enterprise managers related to logistics (each province is 150 samples). The data adapted questionnaire on a 5-point Likert scale: Conventions: 1: Completely disagree, 2: Disagree, 3: Normal; 4: Agree; 5: completely agree. Hard copy distributed among 12.000 enterprise managers. In addition, the results of the study have the external-internal factor of logistics services and supply chain management based on Mean value and Std. Deviation.
Framework for Data Management in Public Service Delivery Applications in Sri Lanka Using Blockchain Technology (Published)
The research paper discusses about how data management issues found in the current Sri Lankan public service delivery systems namely, difficulties in data accessibility, data manipulation possibility, data loss and privacy preservation can be mitigated through the application of Blockchain technology. Three distinct public service delivery systems were analyzed in order to derive a common framework which can be used to design a Blockchain based solution for the public sector processes. Systems were redesigned using Blockchain technology and two prototypes were developed using two different existing platforms and qualitatively evaluated for the four criteria focused by the research. Based on the characteristics extracted from the selected systems, a Generic Guideline was designed comprising the six areas that need to be considered when selecting a Blockchain for Data Management in a Public Service Delivery application and five steps that should be followed in adopting a Blockchain for the specific needs of the government institution.