Jun 272017
 
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Uber Freight Officially Launches (What it Means for Truckers)

Uber Freight will most likely be a game changer for the trucking industry.  Could Uber freight be to the trucking industry what Amazon was to the retail industry?  For discussion on Uber Freight please visit our LinkedIn post or our Facebook discussion.

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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.
  • “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.
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Focus on the lowest total cost of ownership not the lowest price.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “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
  • “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

Uber freight supply chain

Jun 212017
 
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Uber and the Great Taxicab Collapse

Great video on disruptive innovation.  Seven minute video showing how Uber caused the great taxicab collapse.  Will Uber be to the taxi industry what Redbox and video streaming did to Blockbuster?

Leadership Information.

This is a good resource of a great deal of supply chain and business information.  If you like what you see please share it on social media.

Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates.
  • “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.
  • “Buzzwords or the future of supply chain? Internet of Things, Big Data, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Deep Learning.” ~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.
  • “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.

 

Businesses should always be looking at the way things are changing.

May 212017
 
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Uber Freight ( Signed up today)

Interesting perspective from a truck driver who signed up with Umber freight.  Uber freight trucking seems like it will be a game changer for the trucking industry.   For discussion on Uber Freight please visit our LinkedIn post or our Facebook discussion.

Supply Chain and Uber Resources.

Digital Supply Chain Quotes

  • “Great companies understand the strategic importance of supply chain and want people with supply chain experience in the c-suite.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Do your due diligence when dealing with consultants, many promise big results but deliver little.” ~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
  • “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
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck
  • “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” ~ Chinese Prover
  • “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

Uber freight trucking

May 212017
 
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Uber buys big rig company in self-driving tech push

With Uber freight launching May 2017 it is interesting to look at what they have been doing.  Uber recently purchased a big rig company that is designing autonomous semi-trucks.  Will Uber be to the trucking industry what Amazon has been to the retail industry?

Logistics and Uber Supply Chain Training.

May 212017
 
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Uber Self-Driving Truck Makes Its First Delivery

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Digital Supply Chain Uber Information.

May 212017
 
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Uber Freight and how this effects the trucking industry

Uber freight will be a game changer for the trucking industry.  What impact will it have?  For discussion on Uber Freight please visit our LinkedIn post or our Facebook discussion.

Supply Chain and Uber Freight Information.

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May 102017
 
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Uber Supply Chain

If you have never done Uber I encourage you to do so.  How could Uber also work for transporting freight?  There is a great deal of opportunity here.   For discussion on Uber Freight please visit our LinkedIn post or our Facebook discussion.

Supply Chain Information.

Innovation Quotes

  • “The evolving social and digital media platforms and highly innovative and relevant payment capabilities are causing seismic changes in consumer behavior and creating equally disruptive opportunities for business.” ~ Howard Schultz.
  • “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ~ Charles Darwin.
  • “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” ~ Elon Musk.
  • “I don’t feel that this concept of disruptive technology is the solution for everybody. But I think it’s very important for innovators to understand what we’ve learned about established companies’ motivation to target obvious profitable markets – and about their inability to find emerging ones. The evidence is just overwhelming.” ~ Clayton Christensen.

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