Jun 242017
 

FedEx Supply Chain Global Distribution Center

FedEx Supply Chain Global Distribution Center.  Great video showing what goes on in a FedEx Distribution Center.

  • “I paid every effort to seek deregulation throughout FEDEX’s start-up and expansion periods, because the biggest impediment to our growth was the government regulations that restricted new entry into the air cargo market.” ~ Frederick W. Smith, founder of FedEx
  • “A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.” ~ Frederick W. Smith

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Jun 072017
 

Distribution Center Conveyor System

Amazing new distribution center conveyor system.

Logistics and Supply Chain Training.

Distribution Center Conveyor System

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.

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May 272017
 

The future of warehouses may be one with fast shipments and few human employees if robots like Kiva Systems continue to invade the workplace.

Quotes from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

  • “If your customer base is aging with you, then eventually you are going to become obsolete or irrelevant. You need to be constantly figuring out who are your new customers and what are you doing to stay forever young.” ~ Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon
  • “The most important single thing is to focus obsessively on the customer. Our goal is to be earth’s most customer-centric company.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.”  ~ Jeff Bezos

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May 212017
 

Uber Freight is here!

Will Uber be to the trucking industry what Amazon was for the retail industry?  For discussion on Uber Freight please visit our LinkedIn post or our Facebook discussion.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Quotes

  • “Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “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
  • “Gentlemen, the officer who doesn’t know his communications and supply as well as his tactics is totally useless.”  ~ General George S. Patton
  • “During the last war, eighty percent of our problems were of a logistical nature.”  ~ Field Marshall Montgomery
  • “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.”  ~ Chinese Proverb
  • “Make inventory a common enemy for your company.” ~ Dave Waters
  • “Where there is no Standard there can be no Kaizen.”  ~ Taiichi Ohno
  • “I say an hour lost at a bottleneck is an hour out of the entire system. I say an hour saved at a non-bottleneck is worthless. Bottlenecks govern both throughput and inventory.”   ~ Eliyahu M. Goldratt, The Goal
  • “Quality is free. It’s not a gift, but it’s free. The ‘unquality’ things are what cost money.”  ~ Phil Crosby
  • “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
  • “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…”   ~ Sun Tzu
  • “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.”  ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “Focus on the lowest total cost of ownership not the lowest price.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com

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May 102017
 

From Youtube.com: The demands of today’s marketplace are moving in one direction: giving us exactly what we want, when and where we want it. With this in mind, Alan Amling reimagines the supply chain of the future. By integrating ideas from the past with today’s most promising technologies, he paints a surprising picture of how we might manufacture and move things in the years to come.

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Supply Chain MBA education

 Posted by at 7:12 pm
May 102017
 

Free Supply Chain Training

When I hear the words “free Supply Chain training” I automatically think what is the catch.  There is a huge amount of free supply chain training out there just need to know where to get it.  Youtube is a favorite place to get free training as well as great conferences that I don’t have the time to attend.  Below are some of the absolutely free supply training training resources.

 

What is the mistake in the quote below?  This is a great quote for this blog.  You have supply chain experience one way or another.  Think about your day and all things that apply to supply chain and logistics.  When loading the dishwasher do you do maximum capacity or do you spread out the dishes to ensure perfectly clean dishes?   If you have kids think about the logistics it takes to get the kids to where they need to be.  Learn from everywhere and learn from everyone.

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This is one of my favorite quotes because we can learn from everyone.  Sometimes you learn the good, sometimes you learn the bad.  Think about the worse boss you have ever had.  Do you try not to be like that person?

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Apr 302017
 

What is Logistics?

Warehouse systems from design to service. 11 min video.
What would the world be without logistics? Without storage systems, shelves would be empty in stores throughout the world! From design, including mechanical development, electronics, and IT, through to start-up, service, and system operation, people of varied backgrounds with different areas of specialization are involved in creating a logistics center that will operate around the clock. WITRON explains their tasks.

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Logistics Quotes:

  • “I say an hour lost at a bottleneck is an hour out of the entire system. I say an hour saved at a non-bottleneck is worthless. Bottlenecks govern both throughput and inventory.”   ~ Eliyahu M. Goldratt, The Goal.
  • “Quality is free. It’s not a gift, but it’s free. The ‘unquality’ things are what cost money.”  ~ Phil Crosby.
  • “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.
  • “You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.”  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • “Every breakthrough business idea begins with solving a common problem. The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity. I discovered a big one when I took apart an IBM PC. I made two interesting discoveries: The components were all manufactured by other companies, and the system that retailed for $3,000 cost about $600 in parts.”  ~ Michael Dell.
  • “Two basic rules of life are: 1) Change is inevitable. 2) Everybody resists change.”  ~ W. Edwards Deming.
  • “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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