Apr 202017
 

Agile Project Management with Kanban

Agile Project Management with Kanban presentation approximately one hour long.  Very good video.  Kanban is a scheduling system for just in time (JIT) and lean manufacturing.  Great video for anyone in supply chain or manufacturing.

Eric Brechner: “Agile Project Management with Kanban” | Talks at Google

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Kanban Quotes

  • “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” ~ Chinese Proverb
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but habit.” ~ Aristotle
  • “A bad system will beat a good person every time”. ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “Are you too busy for improvement? Frequently, I am rebuffed by people who say they are too busy and have no time for such activities. I make it a point to respond by telling people, look, you’ll stop being busy either when you die or when the company goes bankrupt.” ~ Shigeo Shingo
  • “There are three kinds of leaders. Those that tell you what to do. Those that allow you to do what you want. And Lean leaders that come down to the work and help you figure it out.” ~ John Shook
  • “Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. ~ Peter Drucker
  • “Many good American companies have respect for individuals, and practice Kaizen and other TPS (Toyota Production System) tools. But what is important is having all of the elements together as a system. It must be practiced every day in a very consistent manner–not in spurts–in a concrete way on the shop floor.” ~ Fujio Cho, President, Toyota Motor Corporation
  • “Today’s standardization…is the necessary foundation on which tomorrow’s improvements will be based. If you think “standardization” as the best you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow – you get somewhere. But if you think of standards as confining, then progress stops.” ~ Henry Ford

Agile Project Management with Kanban

 

Apr 172017
 

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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Apr 172017
 

Get comfortable with fear and failure.

Other Videos you may find interesting:

 

  • “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
Apr 152017
 

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Apr 112017
 

Dominos Supply Chain

Explore what goes on to make your Dominos pizza.  Maybe more than you expected.

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Supply Chain Quotes

  • “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.  Supply Chain Expert.  
  • “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.
  • “If you don’t have an essential item that puts people into chaos.  What happens if the coffee runs out in the morning?  Simple but you get the picture.”  ~ Dave Waters.  Supply Chain Expert.
  • “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.  The assembly line changed supply chain.
  • “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 Toyota Production System (TPS).
  • “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.  Supply Chain Expert.
  • “If your supply chain runs without many problems you either have a great supply chain or running very fat.”  ~ Dave Waters.
  • “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.”  ~ Dave Waters.
  • “Many of our best opportunities were created out of necessity. “ ~ Sam Walton, founder of Walmart.
  • “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.
  • “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.

 

Apr 102017
 

Smarter Supply Chains: Leveraging IoT and Big Data.

Where is supply chain headed in the future?  IoT and Big Data will play a major part in future innovations.

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Apr 042017
 

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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Mar 302017
 

Introduction to the Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR). SCOR has been in existence for many years. It is improved upon every few years. If you aren’t sure what SCOR is this may help you remember: PLAN, SOURCE, MAKE, DELIVER, RETURN, ENABLE.

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Supply Chain Quotes

  • “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.
  • “If you don’t have an essential item that puts people into chaos.  What happens if the coffee runs out in the morning?  Simple but you get the picture.”  ~ Dave Waters.
  • “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.
  • “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 Toyota Production System (TPS).
  • “If anything is certain, it is that change is certain. The world we are planning for today will not exist in this form tomorrow.”  ~ Phil Crosby.
  • “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.  Supply Chain Expert.
  • “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.”  ~ Dave Waters.
  • “Many of our best opportunities were created out of necessity. “ ~ Sam Walton, founder of Walmart.
  • “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.
  • “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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