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ChainLink Research provides objective and insightful supply chain research and advice, focused on cross-functional and inter-enterprise processes.

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Quantifying the Value of Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Networks—Part Five

Quantifying the Value of Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Networks—Part Five

22 Feb 2024

Inventory management Key metrics: Days inventory outstanding (DIO) Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC) Improvement mechanism: Much better end-to-end inventory, consumption, and supply visibility enables faster and more accurate responses to demand variation and supply disruptions. Typical…

2024: The World at Crossroads—Part Two

2024: The World at Crossroads—Part Two

22 Feb 2024

Sweeping decisions made in 2024 will affect humanity for years and decades to come, in areas including the future of AI, democracy vs. autocracy, and dealing with disinformation. In Part One of this series, we…

A Wider Middle East Conflict Could Worsen Supply Chain Disruptions – Here’s Where…

A Wider Middle East Conflict Could Worsen Supply Chain Disruptions – Here’s Where…

22 Feb 2024

Houthi’s Red Sea Attacks Adding Shipping Expense, Time, and Risk as Suez-bound Shipping Reroutes Around Africa Since November, Yemen-based, Iran-backed Houthi rebels have attacked commercial shipping transiting the strategically vital Suez Canal, Red Sea, and…

2024: The World at Crossroads—Part One

2024: The World at Crossroads—Part One

4 Jan 2024

2024—World at Crossroads 2024 is shaping up to be a year of global inflection points; critical forks in the road that will affect global supply chains and more broadly the world we live in going…

Maritime Risk Remains High for Global Supply Chains Heading into 2024

Maritime Risk Remains High for Global Supply Chains Heading into 2024

4 Jan 2024

Source: rawpixel CMA CGM QUARTZ Container Ship. Original public domain image from Flickr, CC0 1.0 Deed Procurement and supply chain leaders head into 2024 amid a heightened state of maritime risk aggravated by several regional…

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Reports from ChainLink’s Own original research

Mar 1, 2023

The Value of Foresight: Generating Value Through Integrated Predictive Maintenance

The Value of Foresight: Generating Value Through Integrated Predictive Maintenance
A holistic, integrated approach to predictive maintenance incorporates data, systems, and human expertise from various functions including engineering, manufacturing, field service, logistics, supply chain, HR, finance, and maintenance.
Oct 1, 2020

Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part One: ADSA Elements and Examples

Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part One: ADSA Elements and Examples
This report lays out a framework for understanding the elements of ADSA (Agile Demand-Supply Alignment) throughout the phases of supply chain planning and execution.
Aug 7, 2019

Supply Chain Networks Revealed: Part One – What They Do

Supply Chain Networks Revealed: Part One – What They Do
Multi-party supply chains require multi-party networked platforms. Here we describe the architectural requirements and how supply chain network platforms actually work.
May 1, 2019

Geospatial Intelligence – Powering the Next Wave of Supply Chain Performance

Geospatial Intelligence – Powering the Next Wave of Supply Chain Performance
Our research on using geospatial data and systems to make supply chains more competitive. How to build and maintain a precise, detailed, up-to-date view of supply chains. Applications of geospatial intelligence in logistics, distribution, asset management, supply chain risk, service management. and sustainability.

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