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Here are supply chain and business quotes from great business minds.  Let us know what your favorite Supply chain and business quotes might be.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams

Leadership quote by John Quincy Adams

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas Edison

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  • “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” ~ Henry Ford
    • “I am planning…” “I want to…” “I have this idea to…” unless you are taking action your ideas are just that, ideas.  You are not going to build a reputation based on your ideas if your ideas are never implemented.
  • “The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.” ~ Warren Buffett
    • This is one of my favorite quotes and others like it.  Anyone can make things complex, but it takes a special person to make things simple.
  • “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”  ~ Bill Gates
    • You happy customers are going to agree with what you are doing which makes it difficult to know what to change.  Your unhappy customers are going to tell you what isn’t working so you know what to change.
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  • “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” ~ Muhammad Ali
    • If you aren’t taking risk you most likely aren’t stretching yourself.
  • “Success seems to be connected with action.  Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”  ~ Conrad Hilton
    • What actions are you taking to reach your goals?  What actions are you doing to improve your knowledge in supply chain or whatever discipline you may be in?
  • “If anything goes bad, I did it.  If anything goes semi-good, we did it.  If anything goes really good, then you did it.  That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” ~ Paul Bear Bryant.
    • Although Paul Bear Bryant was a football coach, this quote can be applied to business and supply chain in so many ways.  Great example to show how a leader should lead.

Multiple supply chain quotes

“One secret of success in life is for a man (or woman) to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Supply Chain Benjamin Disraeli quote

“High expectation are the key to everything.” ~ Sam Walton

Sam Walton Walmart Supply chain and business quotes

  • “Supply chains are everywhere. From the biggest company in the world to running your househould. We all have supply chain experience even if we don’t know it.” ~ Dave Waters
  • “If your supply chain runs without many problems you either have a great supply chain or running very fat.” ~
  • “Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~

Supply Chain and business quotes. Supply chain is like nature, it is all around us.

  • “If your supply chain runs without many problems you either have a great supply chain or running very fat.” ~
  • “Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action.” ~ Joseph M. Juran
  • “A good rule in organizational analysis is that no meeting of the minds is really reached until we talk of specific actions or decisions. We can talk of who is responsible for budgets, or inventory, or quality, but little is settled. It is only when we get down to the action words-measure, compute, prepare, check, endorse, recommend, approve-that we can make clear who is to do what.” ~ Joseph M. Juran

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