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
 

How It Works: Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) gives access to data from millions of devices. How does IoT work? What can be done with all the data generated?  Knowing how the Internet of Things (IoT)works is very important for supply chain.  In the coming years IoT will drastically change supply chain for the good.

 

Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways.  Either learn about it, or get left behind.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck
  • “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

Internet of Things

May 202017
 

Internet of Things IoT Logistics

The Internet of Things (IoT) Logistics will be connecting the supply chain in all aspects. We will have smart cities, smart homes and many people already have smart cars, smart refrigerators… how will the Internet of Things change Logistics? How will it change business? A great deal of information in this 7 minute video.

Supply Chain and Internet of Things IoT Logistics Information.

Internet of Things Logistics Quotes

  • “Great companies understand the strategic importance of supply chain and want people with supply chain experience in the c-suite.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.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
  • “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
  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~ Dave Waters
  • “Our goal is to build the Internet of People (IoP) to find the person who has the answer you are looking for.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

IoT Logistics

 

 

May 202017
 

There are many opportunities with IoT Supply Chain Management.  And to take a quick step back, IoT stands for Internet of Things.  It is the networking/communication between devices.  Basically things talking to each other.  Here is a 5 minute video to grasp some of the opportunities with Supply Chain IoT.  Here are links to discuss this topic on LinkedIn as well as Facebook.

Supply Chain Information.

IoT Supply Chain Management Quotes

  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways.  Either learn about it, or get left behind.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “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.
  • “Our goal is to build the Internet of People (IoP) to find the person who has the answer you are looking for.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “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
  • “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
  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

IoT Supply Chain Management

IoT Supply Chain

 

May 202017
 

The Supply Chain Predictive Enterprise: Where data science meets supply chain

Interesting video show how to better use the sources of information in supply chain to create a supply chain predictive enterprise.

Digital Supply Chain Blogs

Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck.
  • “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.
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways. Either learn about it, or get left behind.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Big data, IoT, Digital Supply Chain – all have great potential.  Do your due diligence before investing.  ~ Dave Waters

 

Supply Chain Predictive Enterprise

Apr 202017
 

What is a Digital Supply Chain?

The digital supply chain has the potential to change supply chain as we know it.  Imagine everything connected, everything communicating with each other.  What opportunities await us?  If you are not familiar with the digital supply chain research words like Big Data, Cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT).  Here are links to discuss this topic on LinkedIn as well as Facebook.

Supply Chain Information.

Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways.  Either learn about it, or get left behind.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “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 
  • “If you are currently getting inaccurate reports will investing in big data just get you bad reports faster? Process changes may be needed.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.” ~ Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective

Digital Supply Chain Quotes Supply Chain IoT

Digital Supply Chain

 

Mar 262017
 

History of Big Data

A Brief History of Big Data. Great way to learn about Big Data and the history behind it.  If you aren’t aware of Big Data get up to speed.  It will great impact supply chain as well as all of business.  Visit this LinkedIn post for discussion on the Digital Supply Chain.

History of Big Data and supply chain
Big Data quote
What do you want to know about Big Data?  What are your thoughts on this topic?
Oct 112016
 

SAP S/4HANA: Supply Chain Transformation

Apr 252016
 

Supply Chain Omnichannel Strategies

Supply Chain omnichannel strategies are a key focus for sellers.  What’s the current stage of big data in supply chains? How can social media data improve the supply chain process, forecasting, and ultimately on-shelf availability?

  • “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.”  ~W. Edwards Deming
  • “For much of Toyota’s history, we have ensured the quality and reliability of our vehicles by placing a device called an andon cord on every production line – and empowering any team member to halt production if there’s an assembly problem. Only when the problem is resolved does the line begin to move again.” ~ Akio Toyoda
  • “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.” ~ Jeff Bezos

Supply chain omnichannel strategies