Increased regulation creates challenging requirements for production environments, changes mindsets, breaks off IT silos, and creates IT landscapes with greater integration. Many researchers and practitioners hope to meet future product traceability requirements beyond one's company borders using DLT approaches. However, interdisciplinary teams still face different organizational and technical integration and standardization challenges in supply networks. This paper uses a Design Science Research (DSR) approach to consolidate confusing event terminologies in supply chains and develops a modified UTXO token considering EPCIS 2.0 standards. The results present an evaluated input-output traceability system (IOTS) that maps holistic meta-events. We use a simple cross-organizational example and visualization tools that multiple organizations can use to ensure efficient and easy backward and forward traceability of objects and events. Finally, we conclude the results with a detailed discussion and future research directions.
Pytel, Norman; Zeiß, Christian; and Winkelmann, Axel, "ENABLING UTXO-BASED BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS TRACEABILTY" (2023). ECIS 2023 Research Papers. 319.