The Beer Game – Supply Chain Management

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Oct 172017
 
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The Beer Game

Professors Brad Morrison, Jim Hines, and Paulo Gonçalves teach their organizational behavior and supply chain management classes how to play the beer game.

 

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Amazon Prime Air. Using drones for delivery.

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Nov 252016
 
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Amazon Drones

Thought this was an interesting video and might spur some discussion.  We will only see more and more stories about drones.  Whether you like them or not, drones are here to stay.

Walmart and Amazon Supply Chain:

Kanban explained in 60 seconds. 11k views

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Sep 302016
 
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Kanban just in time (JIT)

From youtube: Kanban Just in Time (JIT) is a scheduling system meant to achieve just-in-time production. The focus here is that you could apply just in time (JIT) in a regular project management, organizing the workflow in a most efficient and natural way.

Lean Quotes

  • “If you are going to do kaizen continuously you’ve got to assume that things are a mess. Too many people just assume that things are all right the way they are. Aren’t you guys convinced that the way you’re doing things is the right way? That’s no way to get anything done. Kaizen is about changing the way things are. If you assume that things are all right the way they are, you can’t do kaizen. So change something!” ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of Toyota Production System (TPS)
  • “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Agile values ask us to make progress with imperfect information and to rework later as we learn more. Lean Product Development teaches us to understand the cost of delay and to recognize that earlier, faster progress to a partial solution is often better than delaying to acquire better information leading to a more complete solution.”  ~ David J. Anderson
  • “Make your workplace into showcase that can be understood by everyone at a glance. In terms of quality, it means to make the defects immediately apparent. In terms of quantity, it means that progress or delay, measured against the plan, and is made immediately apparent. When this is done, problems can be discovered immediately, and everyone can initiate improvement plans.” ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of Toyota Production System (TPS)
  • “Decide the outer boundaries of the kanban system. It is often best to limit this to the immediate span of political control. Do not force visualization, transparency, and WIP limits on any department that does not volunteer to collaborate.”  ~ David J. Anderson

Lean and Supply Chain Education and Learning.

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Apr 182016
 
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Supply Chain MBA

Getting a Supply Chain MBA is a smart career choice.  However, not everyone is able to get a Supply Chain MBA depending on their situation.  What are you doing to be sure you have the skills and knowledge to compete with anyone, including a person with a Supply Chain MBA.  And if you do have a Supply Chain MBA everyone single one of us can improve our knowledge in supply chain.  There are always new ways to be more efficient and effective in the business world.   Here are a few simple things to do without spending money on expensive training programs or going back to school for a Supply Chain MBA.   What advice do people have for others to improve their knowledge in supply chain?

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Companies and People to Research

There is a great deal of information on the Internet about great supply chain companies.  See what these companies are doing and then figure out how to apply it to your company.

  • Companies: Assortment of CompaniesApple, Amazon, Dell Computer, Intel, P&G, Nike, Starbucks, Toyota, Walmart,
  • People: Sam Walton (founder of Walmart), Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon), Michael Dell (founder of Dell Computer), W. Edward Deming (significant contribution to Japan’s reputation for innovation), Taiichi Ohno (father of the Toyota Production System), Joseph M. Juran.

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Supply Chain Terms to know

MBA Buzzwords and business terms to know

 

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Business Quotes

  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.
  • “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~ John D. Rockefeller.
  • “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” ~ Thomas J. Watson.
  • “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, Inc.
  • “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ~ Helen Keller.
  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~ Colin Powell.
  • “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~ Thomas Edison.

Dreams come true supply chain

  • “The key to the Toyota Way and what makes Toyota stand out is not any of the individual elements…But what is important is having all the elements together as a system. It must be practiced every day in a very consistent manner, not in spurts.” ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of the Toyota Production System (TPS).
  • “Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves.” ~ Taiichi Ohno, responsible for many supply chain innovations.
  • “Make your workplace into showcase that can be understood by everyone at a glance. In terms of quality, it means to make the defects immediately apparent. In terms of quantity, it means that progress or delay, measured against the plan, and is made immediately apparent. When this is done, problems can be discovered immediately, and everyone can initiate improvement plans.” ~ Taiichi Ohno.
  • “Ignore the conventional wisdom. If everybody else is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going in exactly the opposite direction.” ~ Sam Walton, founder of Walmart.  Responsible for the Walmart Supply Chain.
  • “As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.” ~ Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi.
  • “Great ideas come from everywhere if you just listen and look for them. You never know who’s going to have a great idea.” ~ Sam Walton, Supply Chain Guru.
  • “Information is power, and the gain you get from empowering your associates more than offsets the risk of informing your competitor.” ~ Sam Walton, Logistics Innovator.

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Assortment of Supply Chain Quotes

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Introduction to Theory of Constraints – Supply Chain Concept

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Mar 132016
 
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Theory of Constraints (TOC)

Theory of Constraints (TOC) is an overall management philosophy introduced by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt in his 1984 book titled The Goal, that is geared to help organizations continually achieve their goal.[1] The title comes from the contention that any manageable system is limited in achieving more of its goal by a very small number of constraints, and that there is always at least one constraint. The TOC process seeks to identify the constraint and restructure the rest of the organization around it, through the use of the Five Focusing Steps.  Visit this LinkedIn post for further discussion on Theory of Constraints.

  • “I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” ~ Thomas Edison
  • “Creativity doesn’t just love constraints; it thrives under them.” ~ David Burkus
  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  • “Innovation is the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.” ~ Peter Drucker

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