Oct 212017
 
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Need Internet of Things IoT Training?  Try these resources.

The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the way information is shared not only in supply chain, but across business as well as our personal lives.  The Internet of Things is not a difficult concept but sometimes people make it much more complex than what it really is.  Feel free to provide feedback on the information on this page in our LinkedIn group or our Facebook page.

Here is a simple definition of IoT.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of electronic devices embedded with technology allowing the devices to collect and share data across the network.

VIDEO: Internet of Things explained simply.  This is a good video explaining the basics of IoT.  There are more videos below that dive further into the details of IoT.

Below you will find links to great IoT resources.  We have also includes resources for blockchain, big Data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and augmented reality.

More IoT Training videos.

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Training on Big Data, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Augmented Reality.

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IoT Supply Chain Training

Basics: The Internet of Things 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 better decisions.

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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.”

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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.

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 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 092017
 
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Maersk Line: Using the Internet of Things, Data, and Analytics to Change Their Culture.

Internet of Things IoT and Logistics Information.

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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.

Supply Chain and Internet of Things IoT Logistics Information.

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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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.

Digital Supply Chain, IoT, and Big Data Information.

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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There are many opportunities with IoT Supply Chain Management.  And to take a quick step back, IoT stands for Internet of Things.  It is the networking/communication between devices.  Basically things talking to each other.  Here is a 5 minute video to grasp some of the opportunities with Supply Chain IoT.  Here are links to discuss this topic on LinkedIn as well as Facebook.

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IoT Supply Chain Management Quotes

  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways.  Either learn about it, or get left behind.” ~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.
  • “Our goal is to build the Internet of People (IoP) to find the person who has the answer you are looking for.” ~SupplyChainToday.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
  • “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
  • “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.

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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

Smart supply chain

“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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