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.

Digital Supply Chain Information – IoT, Big Data, Cloud, Drones, Blockchain…

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 212017
 
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Digital Supply Chain Quotes

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

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

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

“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.

“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.

“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.

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

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

“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.

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.

“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.

“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.

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

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

“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.

“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.

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

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

Jun 192017
 
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Amazon vs. Walmart

Amazon vs. Walmart is a battle between 800lbs gorillas.

Amazon and Walmart Supply Chain Information.

Amazon and Walmart Quotes

  • “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “We’re all working together; that’s the secret.”  ~ Sam Walton
  • “Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up, and everybody around you will loosen up. Have fun. Show enthusiasm – always.”   ~ Sam WaltoN
  • “When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song. Then make everybody else sing with you. Don’t do a hula on Wall Street. It’s been done. Think up your own stunt. All of this is more important, and more fun, than you think, and it really fools the competition. “Why should we take those cornballs at Wal-Mart seriously?”  ~ Sam Walton

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Jun 192017
 
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Container shipping documentary

Logistics and Supply Chain Training:

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Jun 112017
 
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Amazon Prime Air – Amazon made its first drone delivery

There are so many opportunities arising to further improve residential delivery.  Amazon Prime Air is one of many companies that are testing drones for delivery.  How will this impact supply chain?

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Continuous Improvement Quotes

  • “A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.” ~ Andrew Grove, former CEO of Intel.
  • “Observing many companies in action, I am unable to point to a single instance in which stunning results were gotten without the active and personal leadership of the upper managers.” ~ Joseph M. Juran
  • “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • “Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.” ~ Tom Peters
  • “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” ~ Jack Welch, former CEO of GE.  
  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~ Colin Powell
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Jun 112017
 
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Mark Zuckerberg – The Lifestyles Of Young Billionaire Entrepreneurs 2017

Forty-five minute video.

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  • “Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg
  • “The real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.”  ~ Mark Zuckerberg
  • “What really motivates people at Facebook is building stuff that they’re proud of.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg
  • “By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg
  • “When people are connected, we can just do some great things. They have the opportunity to get access to jobs, education, health, communications. We have the opportunity to bring the people we care about closer to us. It really makes a big difference.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg
Jun 102017
 
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Supply Chain Omnichannel Strategies

Supply Chain omnichannel strategies are a key focus for sellers.  What’s the current stage of big data in supply chains? How can social media data improve the supply chain process, forecasting, and ultimately on-shelf availability?

  • “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.”  ~W. Edwards Deming
  • “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
  • “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.” ~ Jeff Bezos

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Jun 102017
 
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UPS tests residential drone delivery

Residential drone delivery could completely change the last mile.  Many companies are investing heavily in drone technology.  Three minute video.

Digital Supply Chain – IoT, Big Data, Drones, AI, Cloud.

Digital Supply Chain Quotes.

  • “What are your thoughts? Buzzword bingo or the future of supply chain? IoT, drones, deep learning, big data, virtual reality…” ~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
  • “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.
  • “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
  • “Remember all the hype behind B2B procurement?  Some was true was was not.  Ask lots of questions about the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Those in supply chain know the impossible is possible.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “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.
  • “Your dream is out there waiting for you.  You just have to go out and get it.” ~Dave Waters

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Jun 102017
 
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Amazon Delivery Drones – unmanned airship to launch its delivery drones

How will Amazon delivery drones impact the parcel carriers?

Supply Chain and Leadership Information.

Digital Supply Chain Quotes.

  • “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.
  • “Lets go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ~ Steve Jobs.
  • “Blockbuster? Digital changed the way we rent movies. How will the digital supply chain impact the way we do business?” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “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 can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” ~ Lee Iacocca.
  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates.
  • “What are your thoughts? Buzzword bingo or the future of supply chain? IoT, drones, deep learning, big data, virtual reality…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

Did you catch the spelling mistake?  Measure twice, cut once.

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