The Brief – May 2022


Rapid Reduction in Transportation Emissions, Getting Results from AI, Space-based Manufacturing: Why Now?

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – Published once each month.

We examine strategies and techniques for making near-term reductions to carbon emissions from transportation, such as improving driving behavior and vehicle performance, minimizing and optimizing returns, increasing first-attempt delivery rates, consolidation and mix-mode strategies, integrating private fleet with purchased transportation, and forecast accuracy and inventory optimization for hyperlocal distribution. [ Read: Retails’ Climate Change Responsibility—Part Two ]

AI/Machine Learning Use Cases for Supply Chain — Part Three: Getting Results

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

AI/ML has created radically new and different capabilities in supply chain solutions. This requires a rethink of the process of achieving results and value from those solutions. [ Read: AI/Machine Learning Use Cases for Supply Chain—Part Three ]

Space-Based Manufacturing and Logistics — Part One: Why Now?

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Plummeting launch costs are poised to make manufacturing in space economically feasible for a set of materials and products that can take advantage of unique attributes of space-based production. Here we explore why space-based manufacturing may be on the verge of becoming a reality. [ Read: Space-Based Manufacturing and Logistics—Pt1 ]

Cécile McLorin Salvant | Crossroads Festival

Once-in-a-Generation Jazz Singer | Convening of the Guitar Gods

Each month we highlight a musical artist or group that you may not have heard of and/or venue for discovering new music. This month we put the spotlight on Cécile McLorin Salvant, a rising star and one of the best female jazz singers of our time … or any time. And the Crossroads Guitar Festivals, held every few years (six festivals between 1999 and 2019), showcasing some of the world’s best guitar players, across many genres.

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