Supply Chain Information and Resources
We will be adding much more to this blog as we go along. This includes various resources to find supply chain information very easily.
Two websites that aggregate great supply chain resources include:
Here is a LinkedIn Group that has approximately 100,000 members. It is a great place to find information and ask supply chain questions:
Here is a Supply Chain Facebook group. Would recommend the LinkedIn group for discussion but for those die hard Facebook fans this group has about 11,000 members.
Below you will find a huge assortment of videos on a variety of topics:
- Leadership 1 Videos
- Leadership 2 Videos
- Logistics 1 Videos
- Logistcs 2 Videos
- Manufacturing 1 Videos
- Manufacturing 2 Videos
- Supply Chain1 Videos
- Supply Chain2 Videos
If you look at companies like Dell and Apple they are great at managing their inventory. Steve Jobs (former CEO of Apple) brought in Tim Cook (current CEO of Apple) to improve the Apple Supply_Chain. Tim Cook great improved inventory turns.
- “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
- “Gentlemen, the officer who doesn’t know his communications and supply as well as his tactics is totally useless.” ~ General George S. Patton
- “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
- “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
Tim Cook is the current CEO of Apple. Would encourage people to research Tim Cook and what he did to make Apple’s supply_chain one of the best in the world.
Sam Walton did amazing things with the Walmart supply_chain. Much of it was done out of necessity because when Walmart first started out they were in rural areas and small towns. “Made in America” is a great book by Sam Walton. A good read for anyone interested in retail a well as supply_chain.