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Digital Supply Chain Quotes

Here is an assortment of quotes that apply to the digital supply chain.  We have added quotes that apply to innovation because that is what the digital supply chain is all about.

“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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“Although still in its infancy, drone technology will be a game changer in supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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“New ways to improve the supply chain: artificial intelligence, IoT, big data, augmented reality, blockchain, drones, machine learning.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

“Buzzwords or the future of supply chain? Internet of Things, Big Data, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Deep Learning.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

“Machine learning and deep learning are emerging technologies that will completely change supply chain automation. ~SupplyChainToday.com.

“Research the hype and facts but understand  blockchain is a game changer for supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

“For some the digital supply chain is just a bunch of buzzwords: Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Drones… For others it is the future of supply chain. ~SupplyChainToday.com.

“Machine Learning and Deep Learning will revolutionize Supply Chain Automation.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“1. Increase Visibility. 2. Reduce Variability. These two activities encompass all layers of supply chain management.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

“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.

“I didn’t understand IoT, Big Data or Blockchain when I first heard these terms.  Learn about them or get left behind.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

“Bullwhip Effect: Unexpected changes in demand patterns will escalate further up the supply chain. A small wave in the middle of the ocean could become a tidal wave near the shore.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

“Keep it simple.  The digital supply chain is just another way to improve the supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“If you don’t have standardized processes how are you going to provide a consistent way to automate them?” ~SupplyChainToday.com

“If your current systems are giving you inaccurate reports will investing in big data mean you will still get inaccurate reports but just with more data?” ~SupplyChainToday.com

“Machine learning and deep learning are game changers for supply chain automation.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

“Our goal is to build the Internet of People (IoP) to find the person who has the answer you are looking for.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

“To understand the predictive enterprise research Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.” ~Dave Waters

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

“The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the supply chain.  Research IoT before you get left behind.” ~SupplyChainToday.com. 

“You won’t go anywhere if you don’t start moving.”  ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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“I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.” ~ Thomas Edison.

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

“Going from PayPal, I thought, well, ‘What are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?’ Not from the perspective, ‘What’s the best way to make money?’ which is okay, but, it was really, ‘What do I think is going to most affect the future of humanity.’” ~ Elon Musk

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein

“The predictive supply chain: Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Deep Learning. ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Big Data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.” ~ Dan Ariely

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck

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

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“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

“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

“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

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” ~ Lee Iacocca

“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

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“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.” ~ Elon Musk

“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

“There is no reason and no way that a human mind can keep up with an artificial intelligence machine by 2035.”  ~ Gray Scott

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou

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“I’m increasingly inclined to think that 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.  I mean with artificial intelligence we’re summoning the demon.” ~ Elon Musk

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates

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

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“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

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~ Buckminster Fuller

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ John 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

“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

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” ~ Chinese Prover

“Interesting in predictive analytics? Then research artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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“Where there is no Standard there can be no Kaizen.” ~ Taiichi Ohno

“I say an hour lost at a bottleneck is an hour out of the entire system. I say an hour saved at a non-bottleneck is worthless. Bottlenecks govern both throughput and inventory.” ~ Eliyahu M. Goldratt, The Goal

“Quality is free. It’s not a gift, but it’s free. The ‘unquality’ things are what cost money.” ~ Phil Crosby

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein

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“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

“If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” ~ W. Edwards Deming

“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

“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

“It is impossible to improve any process until it is standardized. If the process is shifting from here to there, then any improvement will just be one more variation that is occasionally used and mostly ignored. One must standardize, and thus stabilize the process, before continuous improvement can be made.” ~ Masaaki Imai

“Blockbuster? Digital changed the way we rent movies. How will the digital supply chain impact the way we do business?” ~EverythingSupplyChain.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.

“Machine Learning and Deep Learning will create a new set of hot jobs in the next 5 years.” ~Dave Waters

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“Do your due diligence when dealing with consultants, many will promise big results but deliver little.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com

“Focus on the lowest total cost of ownership not the lowest price.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com

“Great companies understand the strategic importance of supply chain and want people with supply chain experience in the c-suite.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“If you are currently getting inaccurate reports will investing in big data just get you bad reports faster?  ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“Blockchain is a key technology in the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.

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“A baby learns to crawl, walk and then run. We are in the crawling stage when it comes to applying machine learning.” ~Dave Waters.

“Imagine where your company would be if it didn’t get involved with the Internet.  That image will be similar if your company doesn’t get involved with the Internet of Things (IoT). ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“Remember all the hype behind B2B procurement?  Some was true was was not.  Ask lots of questions about the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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“Is blockchain just another buzzword or is it the future of the digital supply chain.”  ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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

“The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways.  Either learn about it, or get left behind.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“Think of a 3D printer as your TV. The same way your TV streams movies your 3D printer could download plans to make any product in your warehouse. Is the future of warehouses the same as video stores.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“What are your thoughts? Buzzword bingo or the future of supply chain? IoT, drones, deep learning, big data, virtual reality…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

Digital Supply Chain Quotes

“Those in supply chain know the impossible is possible.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“To automate you should first be sure processes are standardized and documented.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“Your dream is out there waiting for you.  You just have to go out and get it.” ~Dave Waters

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