Jul 152017
 

Conversation with PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, oversees 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales.

CEO Quotes.

  • 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
  • “To design a desk which may cost $1,000 is easy for a furniture designer, but to design a functional and good desk which shall cost $50 can only be done by the very best.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder.
  • “I could regularly travel first class, but having money in abundance doesn’t seem like a good reason to waste it. Why should I choose first class? To be offered a glass of champagne from the air hostess? If it helped me arrive at my destination more quickly, then maybe.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad, Supply Chain Guru

CEO and Leadership Training.

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi

Jul 152017
 

Steve Jobs – Inspirational Speech

A short but powerful video by Steve Jobs.

CEO of Apple Quotes

  • “The reality is, is that we love competition, at Apple. We think it makes us all better. But we want people to invent their own stuff.” ~ Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.
  • “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, CEO of Apple.
  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc.
  • “You can make something big when young that will carry you through life. Look at all the big startups like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. They were all started by very young people who stumbled on something of unseen value. You’ll know it when you hit a home run.”  ~ Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc.
  • “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.

Other videos you may find interesting

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Steve Jobs – Inspirational Speech.  Steve Jobs was an amazing CEO and created products that changed our lives forever.

Jun 242017
 

Sam Walton was an amazing entrepreneur and an amazing CEO. So much to learn from him. Walmart has one of the best supply chains out there.  The person who is speaking is Don Soderquist.  If I remember correctly he was the COO when Sam Walton and David Glass were the CEOs.  I got to hear Don Soderquist speak when I worked for Walmart Logistics.  Very motivational.

Here is an assortment of retail blogs regarding Walmart, Amazon, Alibaba.

 

“I don’t know what would have happened to WalMart if we had laid low and never stirred up the competition. My guess is that we would have remained a strictly regional operator.” ~ Sam Walton, created the Walmart Supply Chain
“At Wal-Mart, it goes back to Sam Walton and the foundation and business model that we simply operate for less, or everyday low cost. We’re known for operating in a very efficient way and then giving those savings to customers.” ~ Mike Duke, former CEO of Walmart

Sam Walton

Jun 052017
 

45 minute video. From youtube.com:  “Bloomberg Risk Takers” profiles Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who helped create PayPal, built America’s first viable fully electric car company, started the nation’s biggest solar energy supplier, and may make commercial space travel a reality in our lifetime. (Source: Bloomberg)

Supply Chain Innovation Quotes

  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  – Buckminster Fuller.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” ~ John F. Kennedy.
  • “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.

Innovation Brainstorming.

Supply Chain Chinese Proverb

May 112017
 

Apple CEO Tim Cook Supply Chain Guru

Apple is known to have one of the top supply chains.  Apple may be the best in Supply Chain.  I have always wondered how it got there.  Will be adding much more to this blog.  Going to get input from our Facebook and LinkedIn communities.

If you read about why Steve Jobs hired Tim Cook seems to be about improving Apple’s supply chain.  I believe Steve Jobs wanted something similar to what Dell did with their just in time (JIT) factories.  Seems that Steve Jobs was a fan of what Michael Dell did with Dell’s supply chain.­  Tim Cook was brought in to reduce inventory and make Apple’s supply chain much more agile as well as leaner.  Tim Cook went from Apple’s Chief Procurement Officer and took Steve Jobs place as Apple’s CEO.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Supply Chain guru

Tim Cook joined Apple in 1998 as the Senior VP of World Wide Operations.  Before this Tim Cook was a Supply Chain leader at Compaq.  Tim Cook realized quickly the complexity of Apple’s supply chain and took necessary steps to reduce the complexity.  Tim Cook took the number of strategic suppliers from 100 to 24.  He cut the number of warehouses approximately in half.  He reduced inventory immensely.  Have read various articles where Tim Cook equates inventory to dairy products.  Read somewhere about nobody wants to buy spoiled milk.

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Tim Cook Quotes

  • “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 :-)
  • 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 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

Other supply chain videos you may find interesting.

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May 042017
 

CEO, Leadership, and Motivational Blogs

A wide assortment of videos from top CEOs and leadership gurus.  Have also included a wide assortment of motivational and inspirational videos.

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Apr 242017
 

From Youtube.com
As the retired Chief Operating Officer of Walmart, Don Soderquist is often asked, “How has Walmart done it?” or “What’s the secret?” His response is that there is no secret, no magic formula. In fact, the principles that launched Walmart into unprecedented success are so simple it’s easy to overlook their significance.
Don Soderquist was part of the leadership team that grew the company from $1 billion in sales to $244 billion (the largest company in the world at that time). This video is a rare, inside look at two of the principles that guided one of the greatest businesses of all time.
Okay, so there is one secret after all. Whether your company has one employee or a million, the principles Don shares in this video will dramatically work for you too.
Brought to you by soderquist.org

Supply Chain Training Resources

Apr 092017
 

CEO videos

A wide assortment of videos from some of the best CEOs of all time.

Apr 032017
 

Warren Buffett: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Changed The World In A Big Way

CEO Videos

  • “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”  ~ Warren Buffett
  • “Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and lazy.” ~ Warren Buffett
  • “There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”  ~ Warren Buffett
  • “If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.”  ~ Warren Buffett
  • “I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.”  ~ Warren Buffett

Jeff Bezos supply chain

Feb 242017
 

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO.

CEO videos

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