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Supply Chain Automation Quotes

Supply Chain automation will drive major efficiency. Technologies like machine learning, deep learning and Internet of Things will automate processes like never before.

“Deep learning will revolutionize supply chain automation.” ~Dave Waters.  Deep learning is a what makes driverless vehicles possible.

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“To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.” ~Sam Walton.  This quote seems to go very well with supply chain automation.  Sam Walton was constantly improving the Walmart supply chain.

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“Supply Chain automation using emerging technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence will drive efficiency like we have never seen before.” ~Dave Waters.  If you haven’t done so already, research IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning and so on.  These technologies will drive efficiency in the supply chain as we have never seen before.

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“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~Steve Jobs.  Supply Chain automation is all about innovation.

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“Don’t let the digital supply chain scare you.  Big data, IoT, cloud, artificial intelligence, and drones are just ways to improve the supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.  The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” ~Bill Gates.  There are those that believe software is the “easy” button to fix an inefficient operation.  Don’t fall into this trap.

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“Machine learning will increase productivity throughout the supply chain.” ~Dave Waters.  Machine learning will be taking jobs of white-collared workers. If you aren’t aware of machine learning get educated about it.

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“Truck and bus drivers; Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers; self-driving vehicles take those jobs.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.  Self-driving vehicles take the jobs of many people.  Pizza will be delivered by self-driving vehicles in the future.  Uber acquired a company that makes self-driving trucks.

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“We used to think automation primarily took the jobs of factory workers.  That is no longer the case with artificial intelligence.” ~Dave Waters.  Artificial intelligence, more specifically machine learning and deep learning completely changes the game on what can be automated.

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“Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing, layout, processes, and procedure.” ~Tom Peters.  What areas are you going to simplify with the supply chain automation effort you are going forward with?

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“When dealing with consultants do your due diligence, to get business many promise big results but deliver little.” ~Dave Waters.  Consultants and salespeople will often promise big results when it comes to supply chain automation.  There is a lot of hype with upcoming technologies so ask questions and do your research.

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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
  • “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
  • “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.
  • “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
  • “You won’t go anywhere if you don’t start moving.”  ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “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.
  • “Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~ Dave Waters
  • “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
  • “Although still in its infancy, drone technology will be a game changer in supply chain.” ~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
  • “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.
  • “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
  • “The predictive supply chain: Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Deep Learning. ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “There is no reason and no way that a human mind can keep up with an artificial intelligence machine by 2035.”  ~ Gray Scott
  • “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.
  • “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
  • “To automate you should first be sure processes are standardized and documented.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates
  • “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
  • “Lets go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ~ Steve Jobs
  • “If you don’t have standardized processes how are you going to provide a consistent way to automate them?” ~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
  • “What are your thoughts? Buzzword bingo or the future of supply chain? IoT, drones, deep learning, big data, virtual reality…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~ Buckminster Fuller
  • “Want to be on the cutting edge of supply chain innovation? Research Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning.” ~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
  • “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.
  • “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” ~ Chinese Prover
  • “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
  • “Great companies understand the strategic importance of supply chain and want people with supply chain experience in the c-suite.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “If you are currently getting inaccurate reports will investing in big data just get you bad reports faster?  ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “I didn’t understand IoT, Big Data or Blockchain when I first heard these terms.  Learn about them or get left behind.” ~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
  • “Blockbuster? Digital changed the way we rent movies. How will the digital supply chain impact the way we do business?” ~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
  • “Focus on the lowest total cost of ownership not the lowest price.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.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
  • “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.
  • “Remember all the hype behind B2B procurement?  Some was true was was not.  Ask lots of questions about the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~ Dave Waters
  • “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
  • “Do your due diligence when dealing with consultants, many will promise big results but deliver little.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ John Steinbeck
  • “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.
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Those in supply chain know the impossible is possible.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
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Uber Supply Chain: Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence

How will deep learning and artificial intelligence change supply chain.  The digital supply chain is creating so many opportunities.

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Supply Chain Deep Learning Quotes.

  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein.
  • “Great companies understand the strategic importance of supply chain and want people with supply chain experience in the c-suite.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “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.
  • “Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D Printing, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud Computing – Get up to speed or become obsolete.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “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.
  • “Buzzwords of the future of Supply Chain? Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Augmented Reality…” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “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.
  • Don’t make the digital supply chain complex. Break down Big Data, IoT, and Cloud into simple steps. Simple beats complex. ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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Jun 052017
 
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Digital Transformation – Marcell Vollmer, SAP

What is the future of supply chain?  Dr. Marcell Vollmer, Chief Digital Officer SAP Ariba, gives his point of view on the digital transformation in procurement and how it can play a key role in areas like driving supplier innovation and taking care of risk management.

Digital Supply Chain Education.

  • “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
  • “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 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.
  • “Imagine where your company would be if it didn’t adapt and leverage the Internet.  That will be the same way if your company doesn’t get involved with the Internet of Things (IoT).”  ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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May 062017
 
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Digital Supply Networks: The digital transformation of supply chains

There is a great deal of change coming to the supply chain.  How will digital supply chain transformation change the way you do business?  Is your company ready for the future?

Digital Supply Chain Transformation

How can these quotes help you get your ideas across about the digital supply chain?

  • “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
  • “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence and honest purpose, as well as perspiration.” ~ Thomas Edison
  • “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

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Apr 202017
 
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Supply Chain IoT – Internet of Things & the Impact on Supply Chain

We will all be hearing about Supply Chain  IoT a great deal in the future.  In case you are not aware IoT is the Internet of Things.  IoT are all the smart products around us.  Your smart phone, your smart refrigerator, your wearables, these are all part of the Internet of Things.

Data Quotes

  • “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
  • “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”  ~ Albert Einstein
  • “War is ninety percent information.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “In God we trust. All others must bring data.”   ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”  ~ Jim Barksdale
  • “The most valuable commodity I know of is information.”  ~ Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
  • “It is today we must create the world of the future.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.” ~ Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective
  • “The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.” ~ John Tukey, American Mathematician
  • “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly, one begins to twist the facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ~ Sherlock Holmes
  • “Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.”  ~ Peter Sondergaard
  • “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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Jan 142017
 
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Ford Big Data Analytics

From Youtube.com: More than 200 Ford employees have volunteered to allow the company to collect driving data from in-vehicle sensors. By applying big data analytics, researchers can learn more about how people move and see patterns that can help them derive mobility solutions and improve products based on how drivers actually use their vehicles.

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Analytics and Big Data Quotes

  • “In God we trust. All others must bring data.”   ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”  ~ Jim Barksdale
  • “The most valuable commodity I know of is information.”  ~ Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
  • “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
  • “It is today we must create the world of the future.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein
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Big Data, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Supply Chain

Big Data, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Supply Chain

Not even sure where to start with all this.  I am guessing there are some people out there that don’t know what any of these words are or how they impact you.  Supply Chain has been around forever.  If you aren’t what supply chain is think Logistics, Procurement, Manufacturing all integrated into one.  The word supply chain has become somewhat mainstream maybe in the last 10 years or so.  Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Industry 4.0 are all relatively new terms and not wide spread yet.  The technology term “Cloud” wasn’t highly known but once it caught on in phones now many people know there is a cloud somewhere and somehow my data goes to it.

The Internet has brought along Big Data.  There is so much data out there and so much data is created everyday.  Big Data is used to crunch all the information out there and create information that can be used by businesses.  Do you have a Fitbit?  Can you control certain aspects of your home from your phone?  This is all the Internet of Things.  Some people are predicting the Internet of Things will have a bigger impact than the Internet.

 

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The Next Internet: the Cloud, Big Data, and the Internet of Things.  This presentation by Professor Vincent Mosco identifies key features in the next phase of Internet development by focusing on cloud computing, big data analytics, and the Internet of Things.  Here are links to this topic on our LinkedIn discussion as well as our Facebook discussion.

  • 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 adapt and leverage the Internet. That will be the same way if your company doesn’t get involved with the Internet of Things (IoT). ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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