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The Application of IoT Technology in Product Traceability and Anti-counterfeiting

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DOI: 10.23977/jeis.2023.080503 | Downloads: 29 | Views: 285


Jiang Fuyao 1


1 Shanghai Dejiang Information Technology Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China

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Jiang Fuyao


In an era where the proliferation of counterfeit products continues to challenge industries globally, the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in product traceability and anti-counterfeiting emerges as a pivotal solution. This research article delves into the various facets of employing IoT technologies such as RFID tags, QR codes, blockchain, and smart sensors to ensure product authenticity and safeguard the integrity of supply chains. Through comprehensive literature reviews, case studies, and an analysis of challenges and future directions, the paper underscores the transformative potential of IoT in combating counterfeit products, while also highlighting the technical, ethical, and financial challenges inherent in its implementation. Real-world applications in the pharmaceutical and luxury goods sectors are examined to draw practical insights and lessons learned. The article concludes by emphasizing the need for collaborative efforts, standard innovation, and clear regulatory frameworks to overcome existing challenges and fully realize the potential of IoT in ensuring product traceability and authenticity. This research not only contributes to the academic discourse on IoT applications in supply chain management but also provides valuable insights for industry practitioners and policymakers aiming to harness the power of IoT for anti-counterfeiting and product traceability.


Internet of Things, Product Traceability, Anti-Counterfeiting, RFID, Blockchain, Smart Sensors, Supply Chain Integrity


Jiang Fuyao, Aote Zhang, The Application of IoT Technology in Product Traceability and Anti-counterfeiting. Journal of Electronics and Information Science (2023) Vol. 8: 17-25. DOI:


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