Emerging blockchain-based supply chain transparency technology will require the development of new supply chain compliance processes and documentation.  Policy and procedure documents that refer to the collection of information by means of the completion of forms or the entry of data in a spreadsheet will need to evolve as an increasing number of goods are attached to ledger entries.  Internal and external audit and assurance exercises will also need to evolve to accommodate this shift.

The use of blockchain technology in supply chains has the capacity to dramatically increase the amount and accuracy of information available to businesses and consumers, but it will also precipitate and necessitate significant changes to the legal and audit systems that it touches.