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Logistics Quotes

Here are a few logistics quotes.  Tell us your favorites.

“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.

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“The amateurs discuss tactics: the professionals discuss logistics.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

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“Major changes are coming to logistics. In the near future you will order a product and 30 minutes later a drone will drop it off right outside your door.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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“Logistics isn’t that important.  Unless you are Walmart, Amazon, Alibaba, the military… :-)” ~SupplyChainToday.com.  For those who don’t get sarcasm that is what this one is about.  Logistics is IMPORTANT!!

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“The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.” ~ Sun Tzu.

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“Residential drone delivery is being tested by a variety of companies.  From delivery packages to delivering pizza, it is in the near future.” ~ SupplyChainToday.com.

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 042017
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Great Entrepreneur Quotes

  • “I remember really vividly, you know, having pizza with my friends a day or two after — I opened up the first version of Facebook at the time I thought, ‘You know, someone needs to build a service like this for the world. But I just never thought that we’d be the ones to help do it. And I think a lot of what it comes down to is we just cared more.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook.
  • “Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.” ~  Mark Cuban. 
  • “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
  • “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” ~ Marc Benioff, CEO Salesforce
  • “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, Co-founder Apple Inc.
  • “Everything started as nothing.” ~ Ben Weissenstein. 
  • “You can learn from everybody.”  ~ Sam Walton, created the Walmart Supply Chain.
  • “There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don’t like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don’t spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities.” ~ Michael Dell, made huge innovations with the Dell Supply Chain.

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Jan 042017
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“Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~Dave Waters


“Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.” ~Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA


“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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Dec 042016
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Business and Supply Chain Motivation

  • “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” ~ Tony Robbins
  • “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  • “Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • “I get knocked down. But I get up again. You’re never going to keep me down.” ~ Chumbawamba
  • “Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~ Harriet Tubman
  • “Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” ~ Anne Frank
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Top Business Guru Quotes

  • “The wise man once said invest young” ~ Warren Buffett
  • “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They’re either speaking or preparing to speak. They’re filtering everything through their own paradigms, reading their autobiography into other people’s lives.” ~ Stephen Covey
  • “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg
  • “Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.” ~ Warren Buffett
  • “You can start where you are with what you’ve got and go wherever it is you want to go.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  • “The world is so full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage. He has little competition.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.” ~ Warren Buffett
  • “Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.” ~ Tony Robbins
  • “The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.” ~ Andrew Carnegie
  • “Just because you are CEO, don’t think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization. I’ve never forgotten that.” ~ Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi
  • “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg
  • “Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around you.” ~ Peter Drucker
  • “Don’t criticize, condemn or complain. Constantly criticizing, condemning and complaining is what breaks most relationships. Instead of criticizing and condemning, figure out how you can solve the problem together. Instead of focusing on blaming the other person for what they did wrong, focus on how you can avoid the problem next time.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  • “A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission. That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today’s competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join.” ~ Meg Whitman
  • “A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths.” ~ Peter Drucker
  • “French fries kill more people than guns and sharks, yet nobody’s afraid of French fries.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
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Sam Walton and Jeff Bezos: Walmart and Amazon Quotes

Sam Walton and Jeff Bezos built extremely efficient enterprises.  We can learn a great deal from both these people as well as from the companies they built.  Think of this as a Supply Chain MBA.

  • “If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages with you, you’re Woolworth’s.” ~ 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
  • “There is only one boss – the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”  ~ Sam Walton
  • “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
  • “I probably have traveled and walked into more variety stores than anybody in America. I am just trying to get ideas, any kind of ideas that will help our company.:  ~ Sam Walton
  • “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.”  ~ Sam Walton

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Analytics and Big Data Quotes

  • “The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” ~ Carly Fiorina
  • “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” ~ Thomas Edison
  • “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”  ~ Albert Einstein
  • “War is ninety percent information.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “In God we trust. All others must bring data.”   ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”  ~ Jim Barksdale
  • “The most valuable commodity I know of is information.”  ~ Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
  • “The world is one big data problem.”  ~  Andrew McAfee
  • “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly, one begins to twist the facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ~ Sherlock Holmes
  • Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.”  ~ Peter Sondergaard
  • “Listening to the data is important… but so is experience and intuition. After all, what is intuition at its best but large amounts of data of all kinds filtered through a human brain rather than a math model?” ~ Steve Lohr
  • “It is today we must create the world of the future.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein

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