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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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

autonomous supply chain

“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

Cognitive Supply Chain

“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 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

Jan 092018
 
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Banana Supply Chain

All about the Banana Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Training.

Banana Supply Chain

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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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 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 032017
 
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What is the Future of Self Driving Cars?

There are so many questions regarding the future of self driving cars.  Self-driving vehicles are coming but we do not know for certain all the things they will change.  Great video to help people understand the future.

 

  • “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
  • “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).
  • “Take the self-driving car and the smartphone and put those together and think about how to manage a smart grid because suddenly you have all of this data coming from those two mechanisms that allow for a much higher level of allocating energy much more efficiently.” ~Jonathon Keats
  • “We believe the Tesla semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo, while increasing safety…” ~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.
  • “If people trust artificial intelligence (AI) to drive a car, people will most likely trust AI to do your job.” ~Dave Waters