May 212017
 

Uber Freight ( Signed up today)

Interesting perspective from a truck driver who signed up with Umber freight.  Uber freight trucking seems like it will be a game changer for the trucking industry.   For discussion on Uber Freight please visit our LinkedIn post or our Facebook discussion.

Supply Chain and Uber Resources.

Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “Great companies understand the strategic importance of supply chain and want people with supply chain experience in the c-suite.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Do your due diligence when dealing with consultants, many promise big results but deliver little.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck
  • “You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” ~ Lee Iacocca
  • “Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” ~ Thomas Edison
  • “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou
  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates
  • “Lets go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ~ Steve Jobs
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck
  • “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” ~ Chinese Prover
  • “It is impossible to improve any process until it is standardized. If the process is shifting from here to there, then any improvement will just be one more variation that is occasionally used and mostly ignored. One must standardize, and thus stabilize the process, before continuous improvement can be made.” ~ Masaaki Imai

Uber freight trucking

May 212017
 

Uber buys big rig company in self-driving tech push

With Uber freight launching May 2017 it is interesting to look at what they have been doing.  Uber recently purchased a big rig company that is designing autonomous semi-trucks.  Will Uber be to the trucking industry what Amazon has been to the retail industry?

Logistics and Uber Supply Chain Information.

May 212017
 

Uber Self-Driving Truck Makes Its First Delivery

For discussion on Uber Freight please visit our LinkedIn post or our Facebook discussion.

Digital Supply Chain Uber Information.

May 212017
 

Uber Freight and how this effects the trucking industry

Uber freight will be a game changer for the trucking industry.  What impact will it have?  For discussion on Uber Freight please visit our LinkedIn post or our Facebook discussion.

Supply Chain and Uber Freight Information.

uber freight trucking

May 212017
 

Uber Freight Officially Launches (What it Means for Truckers)

Uber Freight will most likely be a game changer for the trucking industry.  Could Uber freight be to the trucking industry what Amazon was to the retail industry?  For discussion on Uber Freight please visit our LinkedIn post or our Facebook discussion.

Uber Freight Information.

Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.” ~ Thomas Edison.
  • “Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” ~ Thomas Edison
  • “Where there is no Standard there can be no Kaizen.” ~ Taiichi Ohno
  • “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
  • “Quality is free. It’s not a gift, but it’s free. The ‘unquality’ things are what cost money.” ~ Phil Crosby
  • “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
  • “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “Focus on the lowest total cost of ownership not the lowest price.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “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
  • “It is impossible to improve any process until it is standardized. If the process is shifting from here to there, then any improvement will just be one more variation that is occasionally used and mostly ignored. One must standardize, and thus stabilize the process, before continuous improvement can be made.” ~ Masaaki Imai

Uber freight supply chain

May 212017
 

Big Data Challenges and Opportunities

This is from the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics on Big Data Challenges.  This is an hour long video.  Here are links to discuss the topics of the Digital Supply Chain, Big Data and IoT on LinkedIn as well as Facebook.  What are the challenges you see with Big Data?

Big Data, IoT and Supply Chain Information.

Big Data, IoT and Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Our goal is to build the Internet of People (IoP) to find the person who has the answer you are looking for.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou
  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates
  • “Great companies understand the strategic importance of supply chain and want people with supply chain experience in the c-suite.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Think of a 3D printer as your TV. The same way your TV streams movies your 3D printer could download plans to make any product in your warehouse. Is the future of warehouses the same as video stores.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~ Dave Waters
  • “Remember all the hype behind B2B procurement?  Some was true was was not.  Ask lots of questions about the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Going from PayPal, I thought, well, ‘What are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?’ Not from the perspective, ‘What’s the best way to make money?’ which is okay, but, it was really, ‘What do I think is going to most affect the future of humanity.’” ~ Elon Musk
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein

Supply Chain Big Data Challenges

 

May 212017
 

5 digital supply chain experts say don’t miss these benefits of IoT

Listen to what these digital supply chain experts have to say.  The digital supply chain will be changing the landscape of supply chain management.

Digital Supply Chain, IoT, and Big Data Information.

Internet of Things Quotes

  • “Think of a 3D printer as your TV. The same way your TV streams movies your 3D printer could download plans to make any product in your warehouse. Is the future of warehouses the same as video stores.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” ~ William Pollard
  • “Our goal is to build the Internet of People (IoP) to find the person who has the answer you are looking for.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “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
  • “Eighty-five percent of the reasons for failure are deficiencies in the systems and process rather than the employee. The role of management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better.” ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “Do your due diligence when dealing with consultants, many will promise big results but deliver little.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “If you don’t have standardized processes how are you going to provide a consistent way to automate them?” ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “If your current systems are giving you inaccurate reports will investing in big data mean you will still get inaccurate reports but just with more data?” ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “Remember all the hype behind B2B procurement?  Some was true was was not.  Ask lots of questions about the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

 

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May 202017
 

Digital Supply Chain Quotes

“The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“If you don’t have standardized processes how are you going to provide a consistent way to automate them?” ~SupplyChainToday.com

“If your current systems are giving you inaccurate reports will investing in big data mean you will still get inaccurate reports but just with more data?” ~SupplyChainToday.com

“Our goal is to build the Internet of People (IoP) to find the person who has the answer you are looking for.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

“Great companies understand the strategic importance of supply chain and want people with supply chain experience in the c-suite.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“If you are currently getting inaccurate reports will investing in big data just get you bad reports faster?  ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“To automate you should first be sure processes are standardized and documented.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“Think of a 3D printer as your TV. The same way your TV streams movies your 3D printer could download plans to make any product in your warehouse. Is the future of warehouses the same as video stores.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.” ~ Thomas Edison.

“Those in supply chain know the impossible is possible.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~ Dave Waters

“Imagine where your company would be if it didn’t get involved with the Internet.  That image will be similar if your company doesn’t get involved with the Internet of Things (IoT). ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“Do your due diligence when dealing with consultants, many promise big results but deliver little.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“Blockbuster? Digital changed the way we rent movies. How will the digital supply chain impact the way we do business?” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“Remember all the hype behind B2B procurement?  Some was true was was not.  Ask lots of questions about the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways.  Either learn about it, or get left behind.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“Going from PayPal, I thought, well, ‘What are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?’ Not from the perspective, ‘What’s the best way to make money?’ which is okay, but, it was really, ‘What do I think is going to most affect the future of humanity.’” ~ Elon Musk

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck

“You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.” ~ Elon Musk

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” ~ Lee Iacocca

“Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” ~ Thomas Edison

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates

“Lets go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ~ Steve Jobs

“Listen to anyone with an original idea, no matter how absurd it may sound at first. If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.” ~ William McKnight, 3M President

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” ~ William Pollard

“Leaders win through logistics. Vision, sure. Strategy, yes. But when you go to war, you need to have both toilet paper and bullets at the right place at the right time. In other words, you must win through superior logistics.” ~ Tom Peters

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” ~ Chinese Prover

“Where there is no Standard there can be no Kaizen.” ~ Taiichi Ohno

“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

“Quality is free. It’s not a gift, but it’s free. The ‘unquality’ things are what cost money.” ~ Phil Crosby

“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

“If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” ~ W. Edwards Deming

“Focus on the lowest total cost of ownership not the lowest price.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com

“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

“Eighty-five percent of the reasons for failure are deficiencies in the systems and process rather than the employee. The role of management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better.” ~ W. Edwards Deming

“Do your due diligence when dealing with consultants, many will promise big results but deliver little.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com

“It is impossible to improve any process until it is standardized. If the process is shifting from here to there, then any improvement will just be one more variation that is occasionally used and mostly ignored. One must standardize, and thus stabilize the process, before continuous improvement can be made.” ~ Masaaki Imai