Oct 192017
 
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Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels…

  • “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs

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  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs
  • “I appreciate that, but maybe you’re looking out for your interests just a little bit more. I mean you shouldn’t be asking people to come down here and pay the freight on something they paid, it still ain’t good enough, I mean you think that’s right? I mean maybe you’re doing your job but why you gotta stop me from doing mine? Cause if you’re willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, who’s got the right to stop you? I mean maybe some of you guys got something you never finished, something you really want to do, something you never said to someone, something… and you’re told no, even after you paid your dues? Who’s got the right to tell you that, who? Nobody! It’s your right to listen to your gut, it ain’t nobody’s right to say no after you earned the right to be where you want to be and do what you want to do!… You know, the older I get the more things I gotta leave behind, that’s life.”  ~ Rocky
Aug 172017
 
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Supply Chain Quotes by Elon Musk, Sam Walton, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos…

An assortment of great Supply Chain quotes.  Quotes are included from the CEOs and/or founders of Amazon, Apple, Dell Computer, Ford, Toyota, Walmart and so forth.

“The supply chain stuff is really tricky.” ~Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.

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“If you are going to do TPS you must do it all the way.  You also need to change the way you think.  You need to change how you look at things.”  ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of the Toyota Production System

Taiicho Ohno Toyota Production System TPS supply chain quote

“Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves.” ~ Taiichi Ohno

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“Leader 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

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“Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion.” ~ W. Edwards Deming

Big Data supply chain quotes

“Everyone has the heart of a champion on game day.  It’s the heart you have during the weeks, months, and years of preparation that actually makes a difference.”  ~ John Raymond

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“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.  If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”  ~ Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

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“We have to make sure, at Apple, that we stay true to focus, laser focus – we know we can only do great things a few times, only on a few products.” ~ Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.

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“Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~Dave Waters

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The future of the predictive supply chain: Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Deep Learning.

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

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What are some of your favorite supply chain quotes?

  • “The supply chain stuff is really tricky.” ~Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.
  • “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 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.
  • “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.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.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, father of the Toyota Production System (TPS).
  • “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.
  • “Artificial Intelligence will be rampant in the digital supply chain” ~Dave Waters.
  • “An hour saved at the non-bottleneck is a mirage.”   ~ Eliyahu M. Goldratt, author of The Goal.
  • “Don’t be afraid to fail. Get out there and experiment and learn and fail and get a rate based on the experiences you have. Go for it and when you go for it you’ll learn what you’re capable of, what the potential is, where the opportunities are, but you can’t be afraid to fail because that’s when you learn.”  ~ Michael Dell.
  • “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” ~ Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.
  • “Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves – and by which they are willing to be judged.” ~ Frederick W. Smith, founder of FedX.
  • “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, founder of Amazon and a Supply Chain Innovator.
  • 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. 
  • “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, CEO Toyota Motor Company.
  • “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.” ~ Sam Walton, founder and CEO of Walmart.
  • “A relentless barrage of “why’s” is the best way to prepare your mind to pierce the clouded veil of thinking caused by the status quo.  Use it often.”  ~ Shigeo Shingo.
  • “Self-driving vehicles, automatically choosing the most efficient route… Artificial Intelligence will dramatically improve logistics.” ~Dave Waters
  • “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 and created the Dell Supply Chain.
  • “Be a supply chain innovator. Research Internet of Things (IoT); Machine Learning; Deep Learning, Big Data, Blockchain, Drones, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Deep learning will revolutionize supply chain automation.” ~Dave Waters.
  • “Many of our best opportunities were created out of necessity. “ ~ Sam Walton, created the Walmart Supply Chain.

 

 

 

Aug 102017
 
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Motivation Quotes

Large assortment of Supply Chain, Leadership and Motivation quotes.

  • “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”  ~ Jack Welch
  • “If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don’t have to manage them.”  ~ Jack Welch
  • “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”  ~ Peter Drucker
  • “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”  ~ Douglas MacArthur
  • “Everyone has the heart of a champion on game day. It’s the heart you have during the weeks, months, and years of preparation that actually makes a difference.”  ~ John M. Raymond
  • “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.”  ~ Dr. Seuss
  • “The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”  ~ Sam Walton
  • “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur.  You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”  ~ Nelson Mandela

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Jun 102017
 
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Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Commencement Address | Harvard Commencement 2017

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Jun 102017
 
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Delivers The 2017 MIT Commencement Speech | TIME

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  • “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, Apple CEO Tim Cook Supply Chain guru.
  • Too often people think about intuition as the same as relying on luck or faith. At least as I see it, nothing could be further from the truth. Intuition can tell you, of the doors that are open to you, which one you should walk through. But intuition cannot prepare you for what’s on the other side of that door.” ~ Tim Cook.
  • “Apple has changed every day since I have been here. But the DNA of the company, the thing that makes our heart beat, is a maniacal focus on making the best products in the world. Not good products, or a lot of products, but the absolute best products in the world. In creating these great products we focus on enriching people’s lives – a higher cause for the product.” ~ Tim Cook, Supply Chain Guru.
  • “Let your joy be in your journey – not in some distant goal.” ~ Tim Cook, CEO Apple.
  • “Creativity and innovation are something you can’t flowchart out.” ~ Tim Cook.
  • “My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.” ~ Steve Jobs.
  • “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~Steve Jobs.
Jun 082017
 
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Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Seth Godin…

  • “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.”  ~ Seth Godin
  • “The real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.”  ~ Mark Zuckerberg
  • “I started the business with a simple question: How can we make the process of buying a computer better? The answer was: Sell computers directly to the end customer. Eliminate the reseller’s markup and pass those savings on to the customer.”  ~ Michael Dell

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Apr 302017
 
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Don’t let fear keep you from achieving what you want.

  • “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”  ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”   ~ Nelson Mandela

Fear Quotes

  • “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”  ~ Yoda
  • “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”  ~ Marilyn Monroe
  • “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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Apr 242017
 
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Apr 182017
 
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Warren Buffett wasn’t specific about the “Supply Chain” part but this is one of my favorite quotes.

“The business schools reward complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.”  ~ Warren Buffett.

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Apr 172017
 
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Get comfortable with fear and failure.

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  • “Everyone has the heart of a champion on game day. It’s the heart you have during the weeks, months, and years of preparation that actually makes a difference.” ~ John M. Raymond
  • “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll
  • “Never, never, never give up.” ~ Winston Churchill
  • “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!” ~ Rocky Balboa