Apr 212017
 

What Is Inventory Management?

Here are the basics to inventory management.

Supply Chain and Leadership Information.

 

Apr 212017
 

What is Supply Chain Management, and should you major in it?

This is a good presentation for those wondering if they should major in Supply Chain Management.

Supply Chain Information.

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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 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.

Supply Chain Information.

 

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.

Supply Chain Information.

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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Mar 282017
 

Toyota Production System

Supply Chain Information.

“Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves.”  ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of Toyota Production System (TPS)

Toyota Production System TPS Taiichi ohno quote

“Having no problems is the biggest problem of all.”

Toyota Production System Taiicho ohno problem quote

 

  • “If you are going to do TPS you must do it all the way.  You also need to change the way you think.  You need to change how you look at things.”  ~ Taiichi Ohno
  • “When you are out observing on the gemba, do something to help them. If you do, people will come to expect that you can help them and will look forward to seeing you again on the gemba.” ~ Taiichi Ohno
  • “I’m proud to be Japanese and I wanted my country to succeed. I believed my system was a way that could help us become a modern industrial nation. That is why I had no problem with sharing it with other Japanese companies, even my biggest competitors.” ~ Taiichi Ohno
Mar 262017
 

History of Big Data

A Brief History of Big Data. Great way to learn about Big Data and the history behind it.  If you aren’t aware of Big Data get up to speed.  It will great impact supply chain as well as all of business.

History of Big Data and supply chain
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What do you want to know about Big Data?  What are your thoughts on this topic?
Mar 262017
 

A day in the Life of a Grainger Employee – Supply Chain

This is a great video on the Grainger Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Information.

Mar 232017
 

Negotiation – from Stanford Graduate School of Business

From Youtube: The goal is not to get a deal; the goal is to get a good deal. Four steps to achieving a successful negotiation: assess, prepare, ask, package. Women increase the chance of a success when a proposal is framed in terms of benefits to your counterparts, team, or organization. Three questions to prepare women to enter a negotiation: Why are you asking? How are you asking? For whom are you asking?

Supply Chain Information.

Negotiation supply chain dreams come true

We like to encourage people to do things that will help them meet your goals.  This is a great video to help improve your knowledge.  How is watching this video helping you make your dreams come true tomorrow?

Mar 202017
 

What does it take to get from point A to point B? Behind the vessels and the vehicles, there’s a vision.  This is from Infor and thought it was a nice short video.

Supply Chain Information.