Sep 072017
 
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Elon Musk Quotes for Tesla Supply Chain

Elon Musk has a wide assortment of quotes.  Here are a few quotes that pertain to the Tesla Supply Chain.  If you aren’t sure who Elon Musk is, he is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and the Boring Company.    Elon Musk also has some great artificial intelligence quotes so be sure to check those out.

“We believe the Tesla semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo, while increasing safety…” ~Elon Musk

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“When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said ‘nah, what’s wrong with the horse?’ That was a huge best he made, and it worked.”  ~Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and the Boring Company.

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“Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell.” ~Elon Musk

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“With the Model 3, a future compact SUV and a new kind of pickup truck, we plan to address most of the consumer market.” ~Elon Musk

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“Great companies are built on great products.” ~Elon Musk

Elon Musk Quotes Tesla Supply Chain

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Sep 022017
 
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Tesla Supply Chain – HOW IT’S MADE TESLA.

Only time will tell if the Tesla Supply Chain will become one of the best in the world.  This video takes you from the start of building the Tesla factory to all the innovations inside.    There are so many innovations happening with Tesla, both with their product as well as in manufacturing. We highly encourage people to research the Tesla Supply Chain.  The Tesla factory is one of the largest in the world.

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Elon Musk Tesla Quotes:

  • “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”  ~ Elon Musk.
  • “If you’re trying to create a company. It’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredient in the right proportion.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “Pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.”  ~Elon Musk.
  • “It is a mistake to hire huge numbers of people to get a complicated job done. Numbers will never compensate for talent in getting the right answer (two people who don’t know something are no better than one), will tend to slow down progress, and will make the task incredibly expensive.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “I think the best way to attract venture capital is to try and come up with a demonstration of whatever product or service it is and ideally take that as far as you can. Just see if you can sell that to real customers and start generating some momentum. The further along you can get with that, the more likely you are to get funding.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple’s product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “I would just question things… It would infuriate my parents… That I wouldn’t just believe them when they said something ’cause I’d ask them why. And then I’d consider whether that response made sense given everything else I knew.” ~Elon Musk
  • “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” ~Elon Musk
  • “The Supply Chain stuff is really tricky.” ~Elon Musk.  This was a quote regarding the Tesla Supply Chain.

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Aug 302017
 
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Tesla Gigafactory Grand Opening Elon Musk

Amazing video on the Tesla Gigfactory.  Tesla is bringing a great deal of innovation to its supply chain.

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Elon Musk Quotes:

  • “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” ~ Elon Musk.
  • I really do encourage other manufacturers to bring electric cars to market. It’s a good thing, and they need to bring it to market and keep iterating and improving and make better and better electric cars, and that’s what going to result in humanity achieving a sustainable transport future. I wish it was growing faster than it is.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “The revolutionary breakthrough will come with rockets that are fully and rapidly reusable. We will never conquer Mars unless we do that. It’ll be too expensive. The American colonies would never have been pioneered if the ships that crossed the ocean hadn’t been reusable.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “Obviously Tesla is about helping solve the consumption of energy in a sustainable manner, but you need the production of energy in a sustainable manner.” ~ Elon Musk.

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Aug 122017
 
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Tesla Documentary World’s Best Electric Cars

Explore what goes into making a Tesla.  Is this the car of the future?

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Elon Musk Quotes, Tesla CEO.

  • “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”  ~ Elon Musk.
  • “If you’re trying to create a company. It’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredient in the right proportion.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “I always have optimism, but I’m realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX… It’s just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple’s product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “I could either watch it happen or be part of it.” ~Elon Musk.

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Aug 012017
 
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Why Walmart And Others Should Be Terrified of the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

Walmart has a great supply chain and has been the “800 pound gorilla” in the retail industry.  Amazon continues to compete and often times surpasses Walmart in various areas.

Here is an assortment of retail blogs regarding Walmart, Amazon, Alibaba.

Jun 272017
 
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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.

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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

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Jun 192017
 
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Amazon vs. Walmart

Amazon vs. Walmart is a battle between 800lbs gorillas.

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Amazon and Walmart Quotes

  • “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “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
  • “We’re all working together; that’s the secret.”  ~ Sam Walton
  • “Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up, and everybody around you will loosen up. Have fun. Show enthusiasm – always.”   ~ Sam WaltoN
  • “When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song. Then make everybody else sing with you. Don’t do a hula on Wall Street. It’s been done. Think up your own stunt. All of this is more important, and more fun, than you think, and it really fools the competition. “Why should we take those cornballs at Wal-Mart seriously?”  ~ Sam Walton

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Jun 102017
 
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Behind the scenes of an Amazon warehouse

The efficiency inside an Amazon warehouse is amazing.  Amazon continues to innovate to drive down prices and increase customer service.  Five minute video.

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Jeff Bezos Quotes.  Founder and CEO of Amazon.

  • “The most important single thing is to focus obsessively on the customer. Our goal is to be earth’s most customer-centric company.” ~ Jeff Bezos, changed supply chain.
  • “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” ~ Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.
  • “All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages with you, you’re Woolworth’s.” ~ Jeff Bezos.
  • “If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.” ~ Jeff Bezos.
  • “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.”  ~ Jeff Bezos.
  • “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.
  • “I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” ~ Jeff Bezos.
  • “The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’” ~ Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO.

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May 212017
 
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Uber Self-Driving Truck Makes Its First Delivery

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

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Apr 202017
 
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BASF Smart Supply Chain.

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

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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.