Master of Science in Management

Faculty / School

School of Business Studies (SBS)


Department of Management

Date of Submission

Fall 2023-8-2


Dr. Rameez Khalid, Associate Professor, Department of Management

Committee Member 1

Dr. Ashar Saleem, Assistant Professor and Program Director MS Management, Department of Management, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi

Committee Member 2

Dr. Ashraf Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Finance

Project Type

MS Management Research Project

Access Type

Restricted Access


For many businesses, supply chain traceability is a crucial asset. Owing to it, businesses can better track and keep an eye on every step of their supply chain, from raw materials to completed goods. This is particularly helpful for businesses that depend on multiple suppliers, global sourcing, and just-in-time manufacturing. With the use of traceability, businesses can immediately identify and address any problems in their supply chain, such as delays, poor quality, and security risks. Traceability can also help companies stay in compliance with industry rules, guarantee the quality and safety of their products, and provide consumers more assurance about the goods they are buying. Due to the growing importance of supply chain traceability in various fields and industries, a bibliometric review to synthesize the literature is required. This bibliometric study conducts a thematic analysis of 344 peer-reviewed articles. Five main clusters in the domain of supply chain traceability are identified: RFID for SC (supply chain) traceability, blockchain for SC (supply chain) traceability, food supply chains, supply chain processes and supply chain integration. Prominent authors, journals and articles in the field are identified and lastly an agenda for future research is presented.

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