The Brief – July 2022


Perfecting Last Mile Delivery UX, What Supply Chain Networks Do, Space-based Mfg and Logistics Examples

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

Thursday, July 28, 2022 – Published once each month.

Customers’ expectations for delivery excellence continue to climb for faster, error-free delivery, more granular visibility, more convenience, and increased flexibility. Here we discuss specific strategies and capabilities that leading companies are using to try and perfect the customer’s delivery experience, such as via hyperlocal delivery, dynamic dispatch and routing, adaptable workflows, dwell time reduction, real-time visibility, expanding the range of delivery windows, locations, and options, sustainable delivery, last minute rescheduling, and more. [ Read: Last Mile Delivery Excellence—Part One ]

Supply Chain Networks Revealed: What They Do—Part 1A

Types of Supply Chain Networks

Thursday, July 28, 2022

There are various ways in which solution providers attempt to address the multi-party network challenge. We present a quick overview of the basic approaches offered in the supply-chain market today. [ Read: Supply Chain Networks Revealed: What They Do—Part 1A ]

Space-Based Manufacturing and Logistics: Part Two—Examples of Types of Manufacturing Being Pursued Now

Thursday, July 28, 2022

We explore examples of space-based manufacturing that are currently being considered or pursued, such as ZBLAN optical fibers, biomanufacturing, construction of large structures, space-based farming, drugs, microfabrication, carbon nanotubes, and perfect spheres. [ Read: Space-Based Manufacturing and Logistics—Part Two ]

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