Sep 222017
 
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Digital Disruption: Transforming Your Company for the Digital Economy

Digital disruption is happening throughout business.  Whether it is IoT, Big Data, Cloud, Machine Learning…, we need to be ready for the digital disruption.  This is an hour long presentation from MIT Sloan  Executive Education.

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“Big data, IoT, Digital Supply Chain – all have great potential.  Do your due diligence before investing.” ~Dave Waters

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“Blockbuster? Digital chainged the way we rent movies.  how will the digital supply chain impact the way we do business? ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~Steve Jobs

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“When dealing with consultants do your due diligence, to get business many promise big results but deliver little.” ~Dave Waters

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Jul 012017
 
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IoT Blockchain Convergence

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

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Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “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.
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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.

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Jun 252017
 
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Big Data Analytics for supply chain beginners

Big Data Analytics have the potential to be a major innovation disruptor in supply chain.  Check out the video below as well as the numerous videos below it.  Even if you don’t plan to invest in big data it is wise to get up to speed on the technology.

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Quotes that can be used for the Digital Supply Chain

  • “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou
  • “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
  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh 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
  • “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.
  • “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

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Jun 042017
 
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Internet of Things IoT Logistics

The Internet of Things (IoT) Logistics will be connecting the supply chain in all aspects. We will have smart cities, smart homes and many people already have smart cars, smart refrigerators… how will the Internet of Things change Logistics? How will it change business? A great deal of information in this 7 minute video.

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Internet of Things Logistics Quotes

  • “Great companies understand the strategic importance of supply chain and want people with supply chain experience in the c-suite.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.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
  • “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
  • “Do your due diligence when dealing with consultants, many will promise big results but deliver little.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “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
  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~ Dave Waters
  • “Our goal is to build the Internet of People (IoP) to find the person who has the answer you are looking for.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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May 212017
 
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Big Data Challenges and Opportunities

This is from the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics on Big Data Challenges.  This is an hour long video.  Here are links to discuss the topics of the Digital Supply Chain, Big Data and IoT on LinkedIn as well as Facebook.  What are the challenges you see with Big Data?

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Big Data, IoT and Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.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.
  • “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou
  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates
  • “Great companies understand the strategic importance of supply chain and want people with supply chain experience in the c-suite.” ~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.
  • “Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~ Dave Waters
  • “Remember all the hype behind B2B procurement?  Some was true was was not.  Ask lots of questions about the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “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

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May 212017
 
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5 digital supply chain experts say don’t miss these benefits of IoT

Listen to what these digital supply chain experts have to say.  The digital supply chain will be changing the landscape of supply chain management.

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Internet of Things Quotes

  • “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.
  • “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
  • “Our goal is to build the Internet of People (IoP) to find the person who has the answer you are looking for.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “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
  • “Do your due diligence when dealing with consultants, many will promise big results but deliver little.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “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
  • “Remember all the hype behind B2B procurement?  Some was true was was not.  Ask lots of questions about the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

 

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May 202017
 
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The Supply Chain Predictive Enterprise: Where data science meets supply chain

Interesting video show how to better use the sources of information in supply chain to create a supply chain predictive enterprise.

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Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck.
  • “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.
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways. Either learn about it, or get left behind.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Big data, IoT, Digital Supply Chain – all have great potential.  Do your due diligence before investing.  ~ Dave Waters

 

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Apr 202017
 
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What is a Digital Supply Chain?

The digital supply chain has the potential to change supply chain as we know it.  Imagine everything connected, everything communicating with each other.  What opportunities await us?  If you are not familiar with the digital supply chain research words like Big Data, Cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT).  Here are links to discuss this topic on LinkedIn as well as Facebook.

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Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways.  Either learn about it, or get left behind.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” ~ Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of HP
  • “The world is one big data problem.” ~ Andrew McAfee
  • “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 
  • “If you are currently getting inaccurate reports will investing in big data just get you bad reports faster? Process changes may be needed.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.” ~ Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective
  • “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.

“Don’t let the digital supply chain scare you.  Big Data, IoT, and Cloud are just ways to improve the supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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“Blockchain is key technology in the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingsupplyChain.com

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“Deep learning will revolutionalize supply chain automation.” ~Dave Waters

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

Digital Supply Chain

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

Supply Chain IoT

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

Digital Supply Chain

“If people trust artificial intelligence (AI) to drive a car, peopel will most likely trust AI to do your job.” ~Dave Waters

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Apr 102017
 
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Smart Supply Chain: Leveraging IoT and Big Data.

What is the smart supply chain and where is it headed in the future?  IoT and Big Data will play a major part in future innovations.   Visit this LinkedIn post for discussion on the Digital Supply Chain.

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“Big Data, IoT, Digital Supply Chain – all have great potential.  Do your due diligence before investing.” ~Dave Waters

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

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“Basics: The Internet of Things (IoT) connects devices creating an immense amount of data.  Big Data makes sense of all the data.  Machine learning utilizes the data to learn and make decisions.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Integration of the following technologies will revolutionize supply chain: IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, and augmented reality.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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Mar 152017
 
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What is Big Data Intelligence?

From Youtube.com: A machine learning approach inspired by the human brain, Deep Learning is taking many industries by storm. Empowered by the latest generation of commodity computing, Deep Learning begins to derive significant value from Big Data. It has already radically improved the computer’s ability to recognize speech and identify objects in images, two fundamental hallmarks of human intelligence.

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