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UPS Has a Mother-Truck of a Delivery Drone Idea | WIRED

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Blockchain Technology Explained: What is a Blockchain?

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Oct 262017
 
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Blockchain Technology Explained: What is a Blockchain?

Simple four minute video to help you understand blockchain technology.  You may have heard of bitcoin which is based on blockchain technology.  Now blockchain is being used in numerous industries.

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How A Fast Drone Delivery From Whole Foods Could Save The Day

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Oct 162017
 
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How A Fast Drone Delivery From Whole Foods Could Save The Day.

Drone delivery is just around the corner.  Get up to speed on how drones will impact the last mile.  These are some great examples of where drone delivery will be essential.

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Quotes about the Digital Supply Chain.

  • “Although still in its infancy, drone technology will be a game changer in 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.
  • “Going from PayPal, I thought, well, ‘What are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?’ Not from the perspective, ‘What’s the best way to make money?’ which is okay, but, it was really, ‘What do I think is going to most affect the future of humanity.’” ~ Elon Musk
  • “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” ~ Lee Iacocca
  • “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
  • “Blockbuster? Digital changed the way we rent movies. How will the digital supply chain impact the way we do business?” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Great companies understand the strategic importance of supply chain and want people with supply chain experience in the c-suite.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways.  Either learn about it, or get left behind.” ~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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How Walmart Plans to Battle Amazon

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Sep 182017
 
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Walmart and Amazon have done increased productivity tremendously through supply chain automation.  These are the two giants of retail.  Both companies have revolutionized supply chain and both continue to improve everyday.

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More Supply Chain Automation Quotes.

  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the supply chain.  Research IoT before you get left behind.” ~SupplyChainToday.com. 
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck
  • “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” ~ Jeff Bezos, built the Amazon Supply Chain.
  • “Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.” ~ Larry Page
  • “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’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish.  I mean with artificial intelligence we’re summoning the demon.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves it s amazing what they can accomplish.” ~ Sam Walton, built the Walmart Supply Chain.
  • “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~ Buckminster Fuller
  • “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.
  • “Where there is no Standard there can be no Kaizen.” ~ Taiichi Ohno

“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” ~Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon.

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“Making mistakes is the privilege of the active.  It is always the mediocre people who are negative, who spend their time proving that they were not wrong.” ~Ingvar Kamprad, CEO IKEA.

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“I have always been driving to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.” ~Sam Walton, CEO Walmart.

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“I wouldn’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.” ~Indra Nooyi, CEO Pepsi.

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JD.com’s Automated Logistics and Warehouse Complex in Gu’an China

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Sep 182017
 
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JD.com’s Automated Logistics and Warehouse Complex in Gu’an China

Technology and Logistics go hand and hand.  Automation continues to improve the productivity of Logistics making companies more efficient as well as more profitable.

More Supply Chain Automation Quotes.

  • “Buzzwords or the future of supply chain? Internet of Things, Big Data, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Deep Learning.” ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~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
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways.  Either learn about it, or get left behind.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?’” ~ Elon Musk
  • “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.
  • “Lets go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ~ Steve Jobs
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein

“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

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“The line between disorder and order lies in Logistics.” ~Sun Tzu

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“1. Increase Visibility 2. Reduce Variability.  These two activities encompass all layers of supply chain management.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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DHL makes augmented reality a standard in logistics

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Sep 142017
 
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  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”  ~ Socrates.
  • “Going from PayPal, I thought, well, ‘What are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?’ Not from the perspective, ‘What’s the best way to make money?’ which is okay, but, it was really, ‘What do I think is going to most affect the future of humanity.’” ~ Elon Musk.
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways.  Either learn about it, or get left behind.” ~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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “Be a supply chain innovator.  Research Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, deep learning, big data, blockchain, drones, augmented reality, artificial intelligence…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “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.
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Artificial Intelligence Quotes – Supply Chain Today.

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Sep 102017
 
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Artificial Intelligence Quotes

An assortment of artificial intelligence quotes.  Includes machine learning and deep learning quotes as well.  “Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, machine learning — whatever you’re doing if you don’t understand it — learn it. Because otherwise you’re going to be a dinosaur within 3 years.” ~Mark Cuban

“Machine Learning: A computer is able to learn from experience without being specifically programmed.”

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“Machine learning and deep learning will create a new set of hot jobs in the next 5 years.” ~Dave Waters

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“Machine learning is a game changer for supply chain automation.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“One of the first areas artificial intelligence will take many jobs is transportation.  Bus drivers, truckers, taxicab drivers… need to start thinking about new careers.” ~Dave Waters

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“In a few years artificial intelligence virtual assistants will be as common as the smart phone.” ~Dave Waters

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“Humans should be worried about the threat posed by artificial intelligence.” ~Bill Gates

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“The potential benefits of artificial intelligence are huge, so are the dangers.” ~Dave Waters

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“Machine learning will automate jobs that most people thought could only be done by people.” ~Dave Waters

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning Quotes.

  • “Just as electricity transformed almost everything 100 years ago, today I actually have a hard time thinking of an industry that I don’t think AI (Artificial Intelligence) will transform in the next several years.” ~Andrew Ng
  • “We have some catching up to do in the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence.” ~Klaus Froehlich
    “People are trusting Artificial Intelligence with their lives in self-driving cars. What’s next?” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “I am telling you, the world’s first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters AI and all its derivatives,and applies it in ways we never thought of.” ~Mark Cuban
  • “Google will fulfill its mission only when its search engine is AI-complete. You guys know what that means? That’s artificial intelligence.” ~Larry Page
  • “The field of Artificial Intelligence is set to conquer most of the human disciplines; from art and literature to commerce and sociology; from computational biology and decision analysis to games and puzzles.” ~Anand Krish 
  • “I’m increasingly inclined to think there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish.”
    ~Elon Musk
  • “We are entering a new world. The technologies of machine learning, speech recognition, and natural language understanding are reaching a nexus of capability. The end result is that we’ll soon have artificially intelligent assistants to help us in every aspect of our lives.” ~Amy Stapleton
  • “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” ~Nick Bostrom
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Walmart’s Food Safety Solution Built on the IBM Blockchain Platform

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Sep 042017
 
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Blockchain continues to gain popularity.  If you aren’t aware of blockchain there are some good links on this page that will take you through the basics.

 

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Machine Learning and Supply Chain Automation

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Sep 022017
 
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Machine Learning and Supply Chain Automation

In case you don’t understand some of the terms:  Deep Learning is a subset of Machine Learning, and Machine Learning is a subset Artificial Intelligence.  If you aren’t familiar with these terms get familiar.  Artificial intelligence will be a game changer in automation.

“Deep learning will completely transform white-collar automation.” ~Dave Waters

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“Once you trust a self-driving car with your life, you pretty much will trust artificial intelligence with anything.” ~Dave Waters.

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Any employee driving a machine to move pallets could be replaced with a self-driving machines.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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“Self-driving vehicles automatically choosing the most efficient route…  Artificial Intelligence will dramatically improve logistics.” ~Dave Waters.

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“Truck and bus drivers; Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers; self-driving vehicles take those jobs.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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“Machine learning is constantly changing and improving.  Get involved or get left behind.” ~Dave Waters.

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“Machine learning will make supply chain optimization much more simple.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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“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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Quotes about Supply Chain Automation.

  • “Although still in its infancy, drone technology will be a game changer in supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?’” ~ Elon Musk.
  • “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.
  • “Blockbuster? Digital changed the way we rent movies. How will the digital supply chain impact the way we do business?” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Deep Learning will change the lives of all of us.  What is Deep Learning?  It’s behind what makes self-driving cars a reality.”  ~Dave Waters.
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the supply chain.  Research IoT before you get left behind.” ~SupplyChainToday.com. 
  • “Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.” ~ Larry Page.
  • “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” ~ Lee Iacocca.
  • “To automate you should first be sure processes are standardized and documented.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

 

Real-Time Supply Chain Analytics with Machine Learning, Kafka, and Spark

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Sep 022017
 
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Analytics and Big Data Quotes

  • “If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”  ~ Jim Barksdale
  • “The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.” ~ Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective
  • “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” ~ Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of HP
  • “The world is one big data problem.” ~ Andrew McAfee
  • “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” ~ Thomas Edison
  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Listening to the data is important… but so is experience and intuition. After all, what is intuition at its best but large amounts of data of all kinds filtered through a human brain rather than a math model?” ~ Steve Lohr
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