Quotes for the Apple Supply Chain
“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, Apple CEO Tim Cook Supply Chain guru.
“It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple.” ~ Steve Jobs
“We’re very simple people at Apple. We focus on making the world’s best products and enriching people’s lives.” ~ Tim Cook
“Strategy is figuring out what not to do.” ~ Steve Jobs
“You can only do so many things great, and you should cast aside everything else.” ~ Tim Cook
“Steve Jobs brought in Tim Cook (current Apple CEO) to improve the supply chain. The rest as they say is history.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
“Our idea was that these computers were going to free us and allow us to organize. They were going to empower us. We could sit down and write programs that did more than our company’s programs on their big million-dollar computers did. And little fifth-graders would go into companies and write a better program than the top gurus being paid the top salary, and it was going to turn the tables over. We were excited by this revolutionary talk.” ~ Steve Wozniak
“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.” ~ Steve Jobs
“We have to make sure, at Apple, that we stay true to focus, laser focus – we know we can only do great things a few times, only on a few products.” ~ Tim Cook
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” ~ Steve Jobs
“Apple has changed every day since I have been here. But the DNA of the company, the thing that makes our heart beat, is a maniacal focus on making the best products in the world. Not good products, or a lot of products, but the absolute best products in the world. In creating these great products we focus on enriching people’s lives – a higher cause for the product.” ~ Tim Cook, made huge improvements to the Apple Supply Chain
“Too often people think about intuition as the same as relying on luck or faith. At least as I see it, nothing could be further from the truth. Intuition can tell you, of the doors that are open to you, which one you should walk through. But intuition cannot prepare you for what’s on the other side of that door.” ~ Tim Cook
“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.” ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple Inc.
“Tim Cook (Apple CEO) is a great example of someone who made immense improvements in the supply chain and later obtained the CEO position.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs
“We are the most focused company that I know of or have read of or have any knowledge of. We say no to good ideas every day. We say no to great ideas in order to keep the amount of things we focus on very small in number, so that we can put enormous energy behind the ones we do choose…..It’s not just saying yes to the right products, it’s saying no to many products that are good ideas, but just not nearly as good as other ones.” ~ Tim Cook, CEO Apple.
“My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.” ~ Steve Jobs
“Steve Jobs has a quote about his model for business is The Beatles. It applies well to the Apple Supply Chain. It is the aggregate of everything together that makes a great supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
“Your first projects aren’t the greatest things in the world, and they may have no money value, they may go nowhere, but that is how you learn – you put so much effort into making something right if it is for yourself.” ~ Steve Wozniak
“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.” ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple
“If someone doesn’t believe supply chain is important have them research Tim Cook and the Apple Supply Chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
“I’d rather Apple cannibalize Apple than somebody else cannibalize Apple.” ~ Tim Cook, brought in by Steve Jobs to improve the Apple Supply Chain.
“I don’t really think anything Microsoft does puts pressure on Apple.” ~ Tim Cook
“I had a TV set and a typewriter and that made me think a computer should be laid out like a typewriter with a video screen.” ~ Steve Wozniak, co-founder Apple Inc.
“Let your joy be in your journey – not in some distant goal.” ~ Tim Cook
“For the most important decisions in your life, trust your intuition, and then work with everything you have, to prove it right.” ~ Tim Cook
“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ~ Steve Jobs
“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” ~ Steve Jobs
“I’ll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I’ll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I’m not there, but I’ll always come back.” ~ Steve Jobs, 1985.
“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” ~ Steve Jobs
“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.” ~ Steve Job
“Supply Chain is a great path to CEO. If you don’t believe this research Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.” ~ John Sculley
“Creativity and innovation are something you can’t flowchart out.” ~ Tim Cook
“I personally admire Steve not most for what he did, or what he said, but for what he stood for. The largest lesson I learned from Steve was that the joy in life is in the journey, and I saw him live this every day.” ~ Tim Cook
“Is there anyone out there who is the next Steve Jobs? I think Jeff Bezos is pretty close. He is very smart. He is extremely creative. He has completely reinvented the way in which commerce is done online.” ~ John Sculley, former CEO Apple
When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” ~ Steve Jobs