Dec 062017
 
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Procurement with Blockchain? Machine Learning? Virtual Reality? Yes…

Learn how emerging technologies are being used in the procurement process.  Blockchain, machine learning and virtual reality will only become more and more entrenched in the procurement process.

  • “Buzzwords or the future of supply chain? Internet of Things, Big Data, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Deep Learning.” ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “Be a supply chain innovator. Research Internet of Things (IoT); Machine Learning; Deep Learning, Big Data, Blockchain, Drones, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “Price is what you pay.  Value is what you get.” ~Warren Buffett
  • “We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain… What we will not do – and never have done – is stand still or turn a blind eye to problems in our supply chain. On this you have my word. ~Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and Supply Chain Expert. 
  • “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.
  • “Artificial intelligence will permeate the supply chain in ways we haven’t even thought of.” ~Dave Waters
  • “Blockchain is a key technology in the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Information is power, and the gain you get from empowering your associates more than offsets the risk of informing your competitor.”  ~ Sam Walton, made Walmart Logistics a key differentiator.
Oct 262017
 
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Why Blockchain Matters More Than You Think!

Great presentation that talks about why blockchain matters.  Go beyond bitcoin.  See the future of Blockchain.

Digital Supply Chain Resources.

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Blockchain Quotes

  • “The following technologies provide supply chain capabilities that were not possible in the past: IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Augmented Reality.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “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
  • “I didn’t understand IoT, Big Data or Blockchain when I first heard these terms.  Learn about them or get left behind.” ~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
  • “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” ~ Chinese Prover
  • “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

Why Blockchain Matters

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Oct 222017
 
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Need Blockchain Training? Try these resources.

The blockchain training found on this page will take you from the basics to the extreme detail.  Blockchain is popping up everywhere.  Major companies such as IBM and SAP are highly touting blockchain.  This page was created to help people get up to speed on blockchain.  This page starts off with blockchain basics and then increases in detail.  Feel free to provide feedback on the information on this page in our LinkedIn group or our Facebook page.  This page will be regularly updated so check back often.

Here is a simple definition of blockchain.  A blockchain electronically documents every transaction between parties providing permanent, traceable and validated records, all without the need of a central trusted authority.

VIDEO: Understand the Blockchain in Two Minutes.

Blockchain Training Videos.

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Digital Enterprise Training Videos.

Blockchain Training

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

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“The following technologies provide supply chain capabilities that were not possible in the past: IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Augmented Reality.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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Oct 212017
 
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IBM Think Academy: Blockchain, How it works.

Blockchain is being talked about more and more everyday.  At first blockchain seemed to be about finance.  Now people are finding all different types of valuable uses for blockchain.

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Supply Chain Quotes

  • “An hour saved at the non-bottleneck is a mirage.”   ~ Eliyahu M. Goldratt, author of The Goal.
  • “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.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “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 (TPS).
  • “Information is power, and the gain you get from empowering your associates more than offsets the risk of informing your competitor.”  ~ Sam Walton, made Walmart Logistics a key differentiator.
  • “Don’t be afraid to fail. Get out there and experiment and learn and fail and get a rate based on the experiences you have. Go for it and when you go for it you’ll learn what you’re capable of, what the potential is, where the opportunities are, but you can’t be afraid to fail because that’s when you learn.”  ~ Michael Dell.
  • “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” ~ Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.
  • “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.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Information is power, and the gain you get from empowering your associates more than offsets the risk of informing your competitor.”  ~ Sam Walton, made Walmart Logistics a key differentiator.
  • “Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves – and by which they are willing to be judged.” ~ Frederick W. Smith, founder of FedX.
  • “I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” ~ Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and a Supply Chain Innovator.
  • “We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain… What we will not do – and never have done – is stand still or turn a blind eye to problems in our supply chain. On this you have my word. ~Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and Supply Chain Expert. 
  • “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.
  • “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.” ~ Sam Walton, founder and CEO of Walmart.
  • “A relentless barrage of “why’s” is the best way to prepare your mind to pierce the clouded veil of thinking caused by the status quo.  Use it often.”  ~ Shigeo Shingo.

 

Oct 202017
 
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Journey of Coffee – Blockchain Supply Chain Process

Easy way to understand blockchain by following the coffee supply chain process.  This video breaks blockchain down into a simple process that is easy to understand.

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Digital Supply Chain Training.

 

  • “Be a supply chain innovator. Research Internet of Things (IoT); Machine Learning; Deep Learning, Big Data, Blockchain, Drones, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “Information is power, and the gain you get from empowering your associates more than offsets the risk of informing your competitor.”  ~ Sam Walton, made Walmart Logistics a key differentiator.
  • “New ways to improve the supply chain: Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Big Data, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Drones, Machine Learning.”  ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” ~ Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and a Supply Chain Innovator.
  • “Is blockchain just another buzzword or is it the future of the digital supply chain.”  ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “Leader 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

 

“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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Aug 292017
 
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Understand the Blockchain in Two Minutes

Quick and easy way to understand blockchain.  Just a good thing to be up to speed on because you will be hearing more and more about blockchain.

Supply Chain and Block Chain Training.

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

“New ways to improve the suply chain: artificial intelligence, IoT, big data, augmented reality, blockchain, drones, machine learning.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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

Blockchain quotes

“Be a supply chain innovator.  Research Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data, Blockchain, Drones, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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

Block Chain

 

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.

Digital Supply Chain and Block Chain Training.

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 212017
 
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Smart Contracts on a Blockchain

Digital Supply Chain Training.

Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “Although still in its infancy, drone technology will be a game changer in supply chain.” ~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
  • “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
  • “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” ~ Chinese Prover
  • “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
  • “Blockbuster? Digital changed the way we rent movies. How will the digital supply chain impact the way we do business?” ~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.
  • “Those in supply chain know the impossible is possible.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.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 092017
 
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What is blockchain?

The digital supply chain will change the way we do business.  Blockchain is one of many ways supply chain will improve through digital transformation.

Supply Chain and Blockchain Information.

Digital Supply Chain Education.

  • “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” ~ Chinese Prover
  • “Quality is free. It’s not a gift, but it’s free. The ‘unquality’ things are what cost money.” ~ Phil Crosby
  • “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “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.
  • “Those in supply chain know the impossible is possible.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

 

Block Chain Supply Chain

Jun 092017
 
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Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) explained

Blockchain and IoT have the potential to drastically change the supply chain.  Even if you aren’t thinking about investing in these technologies at least get up to speed.  Get involved before it is too late.

Supply Chain and Leadership Information.

Internet of Things explained