May 272017

FedEx and UPS

FedEx and UPS are top supply chain companies.  From Youtube: Excellent story of both companies who lead this field. Retailers and E-tailers can not only use them but can also learn from these two great companies.

  • “Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves – and by which they are willing to be judged.”  ~ Frederick W. Smith (Fedx CEO)
  • “A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible.” ~ Frederick W. Smith
  • “My innovation involved taking an idea from the telecommunications and banking industries, and applying that idea to transportation business.” ~ Frederick W. Smith

Videos about Amazon, IKEA, UPS, Walmart, Distribution Centers, Logistics, Warehousing.

FedEx and UPS Supply Chain

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Apr 162017

Worries for Apple Supply Chain 2017

Apple CEO Quotes

  • “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
  • “Let your joy be in your journey – not in some distant goal.” ~ Tim Cook, CEO Apple
  • “Creativity and innovation are something you can’t flowchart out.” ~ Tim Cook
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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.
  • “The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.” ~ John Sculley

Apply Supply Chain.

Apple supply chain 2017


Apr 092017

GE Transportation: GE Supply Chain

Other videos you may find interesting.

GE Supply Chain

GE Supply Chain

Mar 202017

IKEA Distribution Center

Employee’s talk about working at IKEA.

IKEA Quotes


  • “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
  • “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
  • “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.

Other videos you may find interesting:

motivation supply chain quotes

Feb 282017

Dell Supply Chain

Dell Supply Chain.  Build to order and custom made products.

Other Supply Chain Resources.

Michael Dell Quotes

  • “Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people… or find a different room.” ~ Michael Dell
  • “One of the things I benefited from when I started this business was that I didn’t know anything. I was just instinct with no preconceived notions. This enabled me to learn and change quickly without having to worry about maintaining any kind of status quo, like some of my bigger competitors.”  ~ Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers
  • “The key is to listen to your heart and let it carry you in the direction of your dreams. I’ve learned that it’s possible to set your sights high and achieve your dreams and do it with integrity, character, and love. And each day that you’re moving toward your dreams without compromising who you are you’re winning.”  ~ Michael Dell, built the Dell Supply Chain
  • “Well, we started the company by building to the customer’s order. And interestingly enough, we didn’t do it because we saw some massive paradigm in the future. Basically, we just didn’t have any capital to mass-produce.”  ~ Michael Dell
  • “Don’t be afraid to fail. Get out there and experiment and learn and fail and get a rate based on the experiences you have. Go for it and when you go for it you’ll learn what you’re capable of, what the potential is, where the opportunities are, but you can’t be afraid to fail because that’s when you learn.” ~ Michael Dell
  • “If you want to sustain excellence over a long time, you’d better come up with a system that works well. Anyone can sprint for a little while, but you can’t sprint for forty years.” ~ Michael Dell
  • Dell Supply Chain

Jan 262017

Inside Amazon

“Nightline” takes you Inside Amazon to see the massive retail business on the biggest online shopping day of the year.  Amazon has one of the top supply chain networks in the world.

Jeff Bezos and Amazon Quotes

Jeff Bezo Inside Amazon and its supply chain

At one time people might of thought Jeff Bezos was crazy for opening up an online book store.  He has changed their minds now.  Take a look Inside Amazon.  Amazon’s supply chain is simply amazing.

Jeff Bezos Amazon Woolworths quote supply chain

Jan 252017

Jeff Bezos Amazon story

The Jeff Bezos Amazon story.  A truly amazing rise of a giant.
Watch out the real story of – The world’s online megastore

  • “We watch our competitors, learn from them. See the things that they were doing for customers and copy those things as much as we can.” ~ Jeff Bezos, founder of
  • “Selling is our No. 1 job. Never get away from selling a lot of merchandise personally. The more you sell the more you learn.” ~ James Cash Penney, founder JC Penny
  • “Communications is at the heart of eCommerce.” ~ Meg Whitman, former CEO Ebay
  • “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.” ~ Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group
  • “The reason it seems that price is all your customers care about is that you haven’t given them anything else to care about.” ~ Seth Godin

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

Jeff Bezos Amazon story supply chain


Jan 142017

Ford Big Data Analytics

From 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.

Other videos you may find interesting:

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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