The Brief – August 2023


Kaizen for Cold Chain, Enhanced Geothermal Power, Direct Materials P2P Solutions Landscape

Best practices, technology, and new takes on critical business topics from ChainLink Research

Thursday, August 10, 2023 – Published once each month.

Kaizen methods can help continually improve produce cold chain processes, starting by addressing low-hanging fruit problems and then progressing to ever more advanced practices. Knowledge-based systems can provide situational awareness and help workers make smarter, data-driven decisions in real-time, taking into account changing circumstances on the ground, such as expected field harvesting rate/timing, pre-cooler capacity and queue length, and projected reefer truck arrivals, departures, and capacity. [ Read: Achieving Consistent Produce Quality—Part Two ]

How Enhanced Geothermal Compliments Timber & Carbon Farming

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Traditional geothermal power requires a scarce combination: water in hot, permeable rock formations. Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) work in dry, impermeable formations, greatly expanding the number of potential sites. Generous investment tax credits, combined with carbon credits, make EGS a potentially financially viable, stable green power source, synergistic with projects such as timber and carbon farming which require power for groundwater irrigation pumping. [ Read: How Geothermal Compliments Timber & Carbon Farming ]

Direct Materials P2P—Part Five

Solutions Landscape

Thursday, August 10, 2023

There is a tremendous variety of direct materials procure-to-pay solutions. Here we explore a framework for understanding the P2P solutions landscape. [ Read: Direct Materials P2P—Part Five ]

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