Jan 272018
 
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Shipping Warehouse Automation Robots

These shipping warehouse automation robots are fun to watch.  Amazing how many things are going on at once.  Robots and   artificial intelligence will continue to increase automation throughout business.

Supply Chain Automation Blogs.

Supply Chain and Warehouse Automation Quotes.

  • “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.
  • “Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing, layout, processes, and procedure.” ~Tom Peters
  • “Deep learning will completely transform white-collar automation.” ~Dave Waters.
  • “Be a supply chain innovator.  Research Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, deep learning, big data, blockchain, drones, augmented reality, artificial intelligence…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~Steve Jobs.
  • Any employee driving a machine to move pallets could be replaced with a self-driving machines.” ~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.
  • “Supply Chain automation using emerging technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence will drive efficiency like we have never seen before.” ~Dave Waters.
  • “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.
  • “Truck and bus drivers; Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers; self-driving vehicles take those jobs.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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

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

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“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.

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“Deep Learning will revolutionize supply chain automation.” ~Dave Waters

Jan 272018
 
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Role of Transportation in Logistics

The Role of Transportation in Logistics and Business

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  • “Because of my wartime experience, I am insistent on the point that logistics know-how must be maintained, that logistic is second to nothing in importance in warfare, that logistic training must be widespread and thorough.”  ~ADM Robert B. Carney, USN.
  • “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
  • “You won’t find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.”  ~General Dwight. D. Eisenhower.

“Logistics isn’t that important.  Unless you are Walmart, Amazon, Alibaba, the military…:-)” ~SupplyChainToday.com

“Self-driving vehicles, automatically choosing the most efficient route…  Artificial intelligence will dramatically improve logistics.” ~Dave Waters

Dec 102017
 
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Automating the Grocery Warehouse.

Here is another way to replace humans with robots, this time in a grocery warehouse.  Supply Chain automation continues to expand and improve.

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

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“Artificial Intelligence will completely alter supply chain automation.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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

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Dec 102017
 
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Anheuser-Busch will add 40 Tesla Semi trucks to its supply chain network.

Tesla semi trucks continue to get more and more visibility.  Elon Musk has created a great deal of hype behind the Tesla semi truck and there seems to be good reason for this.  “I can drive this thing and I have no idea how to drive a semi.” ~Elon Musk

Tesla, Elon Musk and self-driving car resources.

QUOTES:

  • “We believe the Tesla semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo, while increasing safety…” ~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 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
  • “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.
  • “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
  • “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” ~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.
  • “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
  • “If you’re co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do… If you don’t do your chores, the company won’t succeed… No task is too menial.” ~Elon Musk,
  • “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” ~Elon Musk
Dec 062017
 
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IBM and Maersk Demo Blockchain Cross-Border Supply Chain Solution

Blockchain will revolutionize supply chain.  Blockchain isn’t just a financial tool.  Imagine being able to track a product from raw material to the customer.

Blockchain Training Videos.

  • “I didn’t understand IoT, Big Data or Blockchain when I first heard these terms.  Learn about them or get left behind.” ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “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
  • “Blockchain is a key technology in the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “Artificial intelligence will disrupt all industries.  Don’t be left behind.” ~Dave Waters
  • “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
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 242017
 
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Waymo CEO John Krafcik talks self-driving cars

Waymo CEO John Krafcik talks about self-driving cars as well as its pilot program in Phoenix.  He briefly discusses how these vehicles will be part of last mile delivery.  Waymo is part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc.

Self-Driving Car Resources.

Quotes on self driving and autonomous vehicles.

  • Self-driving vehicles stand to make our transportation system safer and more efficient. Advancing this technology to road-ready requires government policy that encourages continued testing and development. This formula is the foundation for what makes America the most innovative country in the world.” ~Kevin McCarthy
  • “If people trust artificial intelligence (AI) to drive a car, people will most likely trust AI to do your job.” ~Dave Waters
  • “If, in writing some article that’s negative, you effectively dissuade people from using an autonomous vehicle, you’re killing people.” ~Elon Musk
  • “Autonomous vehicles are a game changer for supply chain.  Keep up with this technology or risk being left behind.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “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

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

Waymo CEO John Krafcik

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

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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

Tesla Electric Semi

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

Tesla Semi

Nov 162017
 
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