Jan 282018
 
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Supply Chain Innovation: Ways to Improve the Supply Chain.

Here is a collection of blogs focused on supply chain innovation.  The best supply chain in the world can be improved.  If you aren’t improving and evolving you won’t last long.  “There’s a better way to do it – find it.” ~Thomas Edison.  Follow the link to the LinkedIn discussion on this topic.

Cognitive Supply Chain: Artificial Intelligence, Today and Tomorrow.

IBM and Maersk Demo Blockchain Cross-Border Supply Chain Solution.

Supply Chain Today Daily – daily updates from top supply chain resources.

Automating the Grocery Warehouse.

Look at technology holistically, not in silos: IoT, blockchain, machine learning, big data…

Need Blockchain Training? Try these resources.

Shipping Warehouse Automation Robots.

Blogs on self-driving cars, robots, and drones.

Billionaires – Artificial Intelligence (Jack Ma, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos).

How do machines learn?  Basics to machine learning.

Wide assortment of supply chain training arranged by topic: planning, procurement, supplier management, logistics… (LinkedIn Discussion).

HOW IT’S MADE: Tesla Supply Chain Gigafactory.

Future of the Digital Supply Chain.

Supplier Management and Development Training.

Elon Musk: How I Became The Real ‘Iron Man’

Supply Chain Terms, Quotes and Training.

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity…

Supply Chain Quotes by Top Leaders.

Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Blogs.

Digital Supply Chain Quotes.

Aggregate training resources.

Innovation Quotes:

  • “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ~ Charles Darwin
  • “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” ~ Elon Musk, CEO Tesla, Spacex.
  • “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “I don’t feel that this concept of disruptive technology is the solution for everybody. But I think it’s very important for innovators to understand what we’ve learned about established companies’ motivation to target obvious profitable markets – and about their inability to find emerging ones. The evidence is just overwhelming.” ~ Clayton Christensen
  • “You can do so much in 10 minutes time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder.
  • “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.” ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple Inc. 
  • “The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption.” ~ Clayton Christensen

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“Innovation comes from saying no to 1,000 things.” ~Steve Jobs

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“Be a supply chain innovator. Research Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, deep learning, big data, blockchain, drones, augmented reality, artificial intelligence…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“Do you remember when you were a kid, and Christmas Eve, it was so exciting, you weren’t sure what was going to be downstairs? Well, it’s going to be Christmas Eve for awhile.” ~Tim Cook, CEO Apple.

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

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“Listen to people new to the organization.  Their ideas may sound crazy but they bring fresh eyes.” ~Dave Waters

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“My definition of ‘innovative’ is providing value to the customer.” ~Mary Barra, GM CEO.

“To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.” ~Sam Walton

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“I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” ~Elon Musk

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Jan 282018
 
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Look at technology holistically, not in silos: IoT, blockchain, machine learning, big data…

When new technology comes out it usually means a good payday for vendors and consultants.  Do your due diligence and be sure to get into the details of how the product works, and be sure it actually does work.   If anyone can remember back when ebusiness was a major buzzword near the year 2000 companies were selling all types of technology.  Unfortunately to be the first mover many companies put out their product before it truly worked as described.  Some companies decide to go the best in breed concept and others buy a product that has all the technology built in.  As you look into new technology look at it holistically and be sure the integration costs/issues won’t hinder the benefits as you go forward.

Quotes to keep you on the right track.

“Location is to real estate as integration is to technology.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Look at technology holistically, not in silos.” ~Dave Waters

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“Machine learning is the future of supply chain automation.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“Look good in the short term but waste money in the long term by not doing true due diligence when dealing with blockchain, machine learning, IoT, big data and augmented reality.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“Be aware of vaporware with blockchain, IoT, big data and machine learning. Companies will try to rush their product to be the first mover.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Just because someone knows more than you about blockchain, big data or machine learning it doesn’t make them an expert. Do your due diligence.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“When dealing with consultants do your due diligence.  To get business many promise big results but deliver little.” ~Dave Waters

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“IoT, big data, machine learning and blockchain will help strive towards an autonomous supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Machine learning, IoT, blockchain, and big data, by themselves these technologies are good.  But to truly change the game create a strategy to integrate everything.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Doing the digital supply chain correctly means integrating the parts: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, blockchain, big data…” ~Dave Waters

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“Blockchain adds capabilities to supply chain that weren’t economically feasible in the past.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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Jan 282018
 
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Cognitive Supply Chain: Artificial Intelligence, Today and Tomorrow

The future is the cognitive supply chain.  Some people prefer to call it the autonomous supply chain.  Whatever you want to call it, the cognitive supply chain is definitely a game changer.  Integration of the following technologies will revolutionize supply chain: IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, and Augmented Reality.

Resources for the Cognitive Supply Chain.

Need Training? Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, IoT, Blockchain.

“I could either watch it happen or be part of it.” ~Elon Musk

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“The first to fully integrate the following technologies will create a near autonomous supply chain: IoT, Big Data, blockchain, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“The following technologies provide supply chain capabilities that were not possible in the past: IoT, big data, blockchain, machine learning, deep learning and augmented reality.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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Jan 282018
 
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How do machines learn – Supply Chain Today

Very popular video explaining in simple terms how machines learn.  If you aren’t sure what is machine learning watch this video.  Machine learning is a game changer for business.  After watching this 9 minute video you will have a fairly good understand of how machines learn.  “Robots took the jobs of factory workers.  Artificial Intelligence will take the jobs of office workers.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Resources.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Quotes.

  • “Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.” ~Ray Kurzweil
  • 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 
  • “Artificial Intelligence will be rampant in the digital supply chain” ~Dave Waters
  • “Just as electricity transformed almost everything 100 years ago, today I actually have a hard time thinking of an industry that I don’t think AI (Artificial Intelligence) will transform in the next several years.” ~Andrew Ng
  • “One of our big goals in search is to make search that really understands exactly what you want, understands everything in the world. As computer scientists, we call that artificial intelligence.” ~Larry Page
  • “Self-driving vehicles, automatically choosing the most efficient route… Artificial Intelligence will dramatically improve logistics.” ~Dave Waters
  • “Artificial intelligence is based on the assumption that the mind can be described as some kind of formal system manipulating symbols that stand for things in the world. Thus it doesn’t matter what the brain is made of, or what it uses for tokens in the great game of thinking. Using an equivalent set of tokens and rules, we can do thinking with a digital computer, just as we can play chess using cups, salt and pepper shakers, knives, forks, and spoons. Using the right software, one system (the mind) can be mapped onto the other (the computer).” ~George Johnson
  • “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
  • “The ultimate search engine would understand everything in the world. It would understand everything that you asked it and give you back the exact right thing instantly. You could ask ‘what should I ask Larry?’ and it would tell you.” ~Larry Page
  • “The digital supply chain includes Big Data, IoT, machine learning, blockchain, augmented reality, drones, and deep learning.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

“Machine learning will automate jobs that most people thought could only be done by people.” ~Dave Waters

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Dec 142017
 
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Billionaires – Artificial Intelligence (Jack Ma, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos)

Billionaires – Artificial Intelligence is going to change the way we work and change the way we live.  Listen to what Jack Ma, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos have to say about artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence Quotes

  • “I am telling you, the world’s first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters AI and all its derivatives,and applies it in ways we never thought of.” ~Mark Cuban
  • “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
  • “Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.” ~Ray Kurzweil
  • “Self-driving vehicles, automatically choosing the most efficient route… Artificial Intelligence will dramatically improve logistics.” ~Dave Waters
  • “One of our big goals in search is to make search that really understands exactly what you want, understands everything in the world. As computer scientists, we call that artificial intelligence.” ~Larry Page
  • Worth reading Superintelligence by Boston. We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.” ~Elon Musk
  • “Robots took the jobs of factory workers. Artificial Intelligence will take the jobs of office workers.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “Humans should be worried about the threat posed by artificial intelligence.” ~Bill Gates
  • “Just as electricity transformed almost everything 100 years ago, today I actually have a hard time thinking of an industry that I don’t think AI (Artificial Intelligence) will transform in the next several years.” ~Andrew Ng
  • “I am in the camp that is concerned about artificial intelligence.  First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent.  That should be positive if we manage it well.  A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern.  I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.” ~Bill Gates
  • “The digital supply chain includes Big Data, IoT, machine learning, blockchain, augmented reality, drones, and deep learning.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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Dec 062017
 
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Procurement with Blockchain? Machine Learning? Virtual Reality? Yes…

Learn how emerging technologies are being used in the procurement process.  Blockchain, machine learning and virtual reality will only become more and more entrenched in the procurement process.

 

Blockchain Training Videos.

  • “Buzzwords or the future of supply chain? Internet of Things, Big Data, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Deep Learning.” ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “Be a supply chain innovator. Research Internet of Things (IoT); Machine Learning; Deep Learning, Big Data, Blockchain, Drones, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “Price is what you pay.  Value is what you get.” ~Warren Buffett
  • “We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain… What we will not do – and never have done – is stand still or turn a blind eye to problems in our supply chain. On this you have my word. ~Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and Supply Chain Expert. 
  • “Here are a few key supply chain trends you may want to research: Internet of Things (IoT), 3D Pringing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Deep Learning and Drones.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “Artificial intelligence will permeate the supply chain in ways we haven’t even thought of.” ~Dave Waters
  • “Blockchain is a key technology in the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Information is power, and the gain you get from empowering your associates more than offsets the risk of informing your competitor.”  ~ Sam Walton, made Walmart Logistics a key differentiator.
Dec 042017
 
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Blogs on self-driving cars, robots, and drones disrupting the supply chain.

Quotes about self-driving cars and robots.

  • I think we see the merging of several worlds, the tech industry, the internet and the automotive industry. These two worlds merging is like a smart phone on wheels, or you can say it’s a car that has many of the capabilities of smart phones and computers and so on.” ~Dieter Zetsche
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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.
  • “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

“The vehicles will be full self-driving.  So you have your own personal space where you can sit back and relax.” ~John Krafcik, CEO Waymo.

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“I can drive this thing and I have no idea how to drive a semi.” ~Elon Musk

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

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“Don’t let the digital supply chain scare you.  Big Data, IoT, cloud, AI, drones and deep learning are just ways to improve the supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Do you remember when you were a kid, and Christmas Eve, it was so exciting, you weren’t sure what was going to be downstairs?  Well, it’s going to be Christmas Eve for a while.” ~Tim Cook

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Nov 082017
 
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Need Digital Supply Chain Training? Try these resources.

The digital supply chain is made up up many technologies so this page is being used to aggregate all the areas.  The following video has the basic concepts of the digital supply chain.  With the links below you can get into extreme detail.

Aggregated Digital Supply Chain Training Videos by topic.

Digital Supply Chain Training Videos.

Digital Economy Quotes:

  • “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.  The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” ~Bill Gates.
  • “Don’t let the digital supply chain scare you. Big Data, IoT, Cloud, AI, Drones and Deep Learning are just ways to improve the supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.” ~ Larry Page.
  • “The predictive supply chain: Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Deep Learning. ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?’” ~ Elon Musk.
  • “Supply Chain automation using emerging technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence will drive efficiency like we have never seen before.” ~Dave Waters
  • “Here are a few key supply chain trends you may want to research: Internet of Things (IoT), 3D Printing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Deep Learning and Drones.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “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
  • “Keep it simple.  The digital supply chain is just another way to improve the supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “Supply Chain automation using emerging technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence will drive efficiency like we have never seen before.”  ~Dave Waters.
Oct 292017
 
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Artificial Intelligence – The Past, Present, and Future of AI

The future of artificial intelligence is bright and it is here.  Artificial intelligence will impact business as well as our personal lives.  The video below is a great way to see what is coming.

Artificial Intelligence Training.

Artificial Intelligence Quotes

  • “Predicting the future isn’t magic, it’s artificial intelligence.” ~Dave Waters
  • “I am telling you, the world’s first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters AI and all its derivatives,and applies it in ways we never thought of.” ~Mark Cuban
  • “Every serious technology company now has an Artificial Intelligence team in place. These companies are investing millions into intelligent systems for situation assessment, prediction analysis, learning-based recognition systems, conversational interfaces, and recommendation engines. Companies such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon aren’t just employing AI, but have made it a central part of their core intellectual property.” ~Kristian J. Hammond
  • “We have some catching up to do in the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence.” ~Klaus Froehlich
  • “People are trusting Artificial Intelligence with their lives in self-driving cars. What’s next?” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “I’m increasingly inclined to think there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish.”
    ~Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX.
  • “Google will fulfill its mission only when its search engine is AI-complete. You guys know what that means? That’s artificial intelligence.” ~Larry Page, Google co-founder.
  • “Artificial Intelligence is the new electricity.” ~Andrew Ng

“Artificial intelligence is the future and the future is here.” ~Dave Waters

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Oct 262017
 
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Why Blockchain Matters More Than You Think!

Great presentation that talks about why blockchain matters.  Go beyond bitcoin.  See the future of Blockchain.

Digital Supply Chain Resources.

Need Training? Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain, IoT, and Machine Learning.

Blockchain Quotes

  • “The following technologies provide supply chain capabilities that were not possible in the past: IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Augmented Reality.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “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
  • “I didn’t understand IoT, Big Data or Blockchain when I first heard these terms.  Learn about them or get left behind.” ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “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
  • “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” ~ Chinese Prover
  • “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

Why Blockchain Matters

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