Nov 222017
 
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Will the Tesla Electric Semi Truck Deliver on promises?

The Tesla Electric Semi Truck could be to the trucking industry what the first iphone was to the cell phone industry.  What are your thoughts?  “We believe the Tesla semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo, while increasing safety…” ~Elon Musk

Tesla, Elon Musk and Transportation Resources.

Quotes about Self-Driving Vehicles.

  • “Labor accounts for 75% of the cost of transporting shipments by truck, so adopters can begin to realize those savings. Beyond that, while truckers are prohibited from driving more than 11 hours per day without taking an eight-hour break, a driverless truck can drive for the entire day.” ~Ryan Petersen
  • “If you recognize that self-driving cars are going to prevent car accidents, AI will be responsible for reducing one of the leading causes of death in the world.” ~Mark Zuckerberg
  • “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.
  • “The Tesla electric semi could change the trucking industry the same way the iPhone changed the cell phone industry.” ~Dave Waters
  • What kind of insurance ought a self-driving car to have? If it goes wrong, who’s liable? ~Margareta Drzeniek-Hanouz
  • “Truck and bus drivers; Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers; self-driving vehicles take those jobs.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “If people trust artificial intelligence (AI) to drive a car, people will most likely trust AI to do your job.” ~Dave Waters
  • “We are expanding our strategy not just in autonomous driving but also in autonomous things. Drones, trucks, advanced robotics.” ~Edzard Overbeek
  • “As Waymo’s self-driving technology becomes smarter and more capable, its high-performance hardware and software will require even more powerful and efficient compute. Intel’s collaboration with Waymo ensures Intel will continue its leading role in helping realize the promise of autonomous driving and a safer, collision-free future.” ~Brian Krzanich
  • “Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work. People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better.” ~Marc Andreesen
  • “Lets go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ~ Steve Jobs
  • “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
  • “If, in writing some article that’s negative, you effectively dissuade people from using an autonomous vehicle, you’re killing people.” ~Elon Musk
  • “My definition of ‘innovative’ is providing value to the customer.” ~Mary Barra
  • “Once you trust a self-driving car with your life, you pretty much will trust Artificial Intelligence with anything.” ~Dave Waters
  • “Connectivity offers a great opportunity for General Motors. When you look at the investment we have made in OnStar and putting 4GLT in and the access you have to not only put data in, and we haven’t really tapped into the data you can use from the vehicle.” ~Mary Barra, GM CEO.
  • “We must look for new ways to stop old problems. Fully autonomous vehicle technology holds incredible potential to completely eliminate drunk driving and other causes of traffic deaths.” ~Colleen Sheehey-Church, National President at Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

“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

Elon Musk Henry Ford

“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

Tesla Electric Semi

“Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do.” ~Elon Musk

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Nov 172017
 
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Tesla Semi truck and Roadster event in 9 minutes

Elon Musk unveils amazing new vehicles.  The Tesla semi could completely change trucking and the Tesla Roadster does 0-60 mph in under 2 seconds.  Yes, under two seconds.

Elon Musk Videos:

Elon Musk and Self-Driving Car Quotes

  • “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.
  • “Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do.” ~Elon Musk
  • “Deep Learning will change the lives of all of us.  What is Deep Learning?  It’s behind what makes self-driving cars a reality.” ~Dave Waters.
  • “If you recognize that self-driving cars are going to prevent car accidents, AI will be responsible for reducing one of the leading causes of death in the world.” ~Mark Zuckerberg
  • “Sergey and I founded Google because we’re super optimisitc about the potential for technology to make the world a better place. Think about how many people are underserved by transportation today, like those with disabilities, and how self driving cars will transform their lives. Or the wasted time you sit in your car every day commuting to and from work. Or the deaths and injuries that could be avoided.” ~Larry Page
  • “Truck and bus drivers; Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers; self-driving vehicles take those jobs.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “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.
  • “People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better. Any time you stand in line at the D.M.V. and look around, you’re like, Oh, my God, I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers.” ~Marc Andreessen
  • “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 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

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Oct 102017
 
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The Secret Why Tesla Will Win The Self Driving Car Race

This is a great video explaining how artificial intelligence is the back bone of self driving cars.  It talks about the obstacles of true self driving vehicles.  This video starts with the basics of artificial intelligence (AI) and expands to the more complex concepts of how AI enables self driving cars.

Tesla and Elon Musk Resources.

Elon Musk and Artificial Intelligence Quotes.

  • “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
  • “What to do about mass unemployment? This is going to be a massive social challenge.  There will be fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better [than a human].  These are not things that I wish will happen.  These are simply things that I think probably will happen.” ~Elon Musk
  • “Once you trust a self-driving car with your life, you pretty much will trust Artificial Intelligence with anything.” ~Dave Waters
  • Worth reading Superintelligence by Boston. We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.” ~Elon Musk
  • “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.
  • “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” ~Nick Bostrom
  • “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.
  • “Artificial Intelligence will be rampant in the digital supply chain” ~Dave Waters
  • “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.
  • “Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, machine learning — whatever you’re doing if you don’t understand it — learn it. Because otherwise you’re going to be a dinosaur within 3 years.” ~Mark Cuban
  • “Artificial intelligence will be part of the home just like the light bulb.”  ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “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.
  • The field of Artificial Intelligence is set to conquer most of the human disciplines; from art and literature to commerce and sociology; from computational biology and decision analysis to games and puzzles.” ~Anand Krish 
  • “We are entering a new world. The technologies of machine learning, speech recognition, and natural language understanding are reaching a nexus of capability. The end result is that we’ll soon have artificially intelligent assistants to help us in every aspect of our lives.” ~Amy Stapleton
  • “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” ~Elon Musk
  • “The Supply Chain stuff is really tricky.” ~Elon Musk.  

“You have to match the convenience of the gasoline car in order for the people to buy an electric car.” ~Elon Musk

Tesla self driving car

“Deep learning will change the lives of all of us.  What is deep learning?  It’s behind what makes self driving cars a reality.” ~Dave Waters

Deep Learning Tesla self driving car

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

Tesla deep learning

“If you’re trying to create a company, its like baking a cake.  You have to have all the ingredients in the right proporation.” ~Elon Musk

Tesla self driving car

“Machine learning and deep learning will create a new wet of hot jobs in the next 5 years.” ~Dave Waters

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“Game changers for supply chain automation: Artificial intelligence, 3D Printing, IoT, Autonomous vehicles.”

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Oct 072017
 
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Customer Loyalty

Apple Experience. We all know how great a company Apple has become. Here are some great insights you may not know about.

  • “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.”  ~ Steve Jobs
  • “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.” ~ Sam Walton
  • “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

 

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

Tesla Supply Chain

“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.

Tesla Supply Chain Elon Musk Henry Ford

“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

Tesla Supply Chain Elon Musk Quotes

“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

Tesla Supply Chain

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

Elon Musk Quotes Tesla Supply Chain

Tesla Supply Chain Blogs.

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.

Tesla Supply Chain Information and more.

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.

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.

Supply Chain and Leadership Information.

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?

Entrepreneur and Supply Chain Information.

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.

Tesla Documentary

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.

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