Apr 242017
 

Apple CEOs:  The Story of Steve Jobs and Tim Cook You Didn’t Know About

Steve Jobs hired Tim Cook to improve the Apple supply chain.  Steve Jobs wanted something similar to the Dell supply chain.  Tim Cook was brought in to reduce inventory and make Apple’s supply chain much more agile as well as leaner. Tim Cook went from Apple’s Chief Procurement Officer and took Steve Jobs place as Apple’s CEO.

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  • “We are the most focused company that I know of or have read of or have any knowledge of. We say no to good ideas every day. We say no to great ideas in order to keep the amount of things we focus on very small in number, so that we can put enormous energy behind the ones we do choose …..It’s not just saying yes to the right products, it’s saying no to many products that are good ideas, but just not nearly as good as other ones.” ~ Tim Cook, CEO Apple, Supply Chain Expert.
  • “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple Inc.
  • “Steve [Jobs] and I spent months getting to know each other before I joined Apple. He had no exposure to marketing other than what he picked up on his own. This is sort of typical of Steve. When he knows something is going to be important, he tries to absorb as much as he possibly can.”  ~ John Sculley, former CEO of Apple Inc.
  • “Companies that get confused, that think their goal is revenue or stock price or something. You have to focus on the things that lead to those.” ~ Tim Cook, Apple CEO

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Apr 242017
 

Other Videos you may find interesting:

Apr 222017
 

Supply Chain Management: Strategies and Innovations

Professor Hau Lee discusses Supply Chain Management Strategies and Innovations

Supply Chain and Leadership Information.

Supply Chain Management Strategies

Apr 212017
 

Calculating EOQ – Economic Order Quantity (Inventory Costs & Purchasing Costs)

Supply Chain and Leadership Information.

Apr 212017
 

What Is Inventory Management?

Here are the basics to inventory management.

Supply Chain and Leadership Information.

 

Apr 212017
 

How Apple’s Inventory Management is So Lean

Steve Jobs brought in Tim Cook, Apple’s current CEO, to improve the supply chain.  Tim Cook did such a cook job with Apple’s Inventory Management he became Apple’s CEO.

Supply Chain Information.

Apr 212017
 

What is Supply Chain Management, and should you major in it?

This is a good presentation for those wondering if they should major in Supply Chain Management.

Supply Chain Information.

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Apr 212017
 

Supply Chain and Leadership Information.

Apr 202017
 

BASF Smart Supply Chain.

A quick look at the BASF Smart Supply Chain.  Where are we headed with the Smart Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Information.

Supply Chain Quotes

  • “I say an hour lost at a bottleneck is an hour out of the entire system. I say an hour saved at a non-bottleneck is worthless. Bottlenecks govern both throughput and inventory.” ~ Eliyahu M. Goldratt, The Goal.  Supply Chain Expert.  
  • “You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • “If you don’t have an essential item that puts people into chaos.  What happens if the coffee runs out in the morning?  Simple but you get the picture.”  ~ Dave Waters.  Supply Chain Expert.
  • “If you think of standardization as the best that you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow; you get somewhere.” ~ Henry Ford, founder Ford Motor Company.  The assembly line changed supply chain.
  • “All we are doing is looking at the time line, from the moment the customer gives us an order to the point when we collect the cash. And we are reducing the time line by reducing the non-value adding wastes.”  ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of Toyota Production System (TPS).
  • “Every breakthrough business idea begins with solving a common problem. The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity. I discovered a big one when I took apart an IBM PC. I made two interesting discoveries: The components were all manufactured by other companies, and the system that retailed for $3,000 cost about $600 in parts.”  ~ Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computer.  Supply Chain Expert.
  • “If your supply chain runs without many problems you either have a great supply chain or running very fat.”  ~ Dave Waters.
  • “Supply chains are everywhere.  From the biggest company in the world to running your household.  We all have supply chain experience even if we don’t know it.”  ~ Dave Waters.
  • “Many of our best opportunities were created out of necessity. “ ~ Sam Walton, founder of Walmart.

 

Apr 202017
 

What is a Digital Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Information.

Data Quotes

  • “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” ~ Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of HP
  • “The world is one big data problem.” ~ Andrew McAfee
  • “It is today we must create the world of the future.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.” ~ Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective

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