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Tim Cook Quotes, CEO Apple.

Steve Jobs hired Tim Cook to improve the Apple Supply Chain.  The Apple Supply Chain is now one of the best in the world.  Tim Cook went from Apple’s Chief Procurement Officer to being Apple’s CEO.  Below is an assortment of Tim Cook 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, Apple CEO Tim Cook Supply Chain guru.
  • “I’d rather Apple cannibalize Apple than somebody else cannibalize Apple.” ~ Tim Cook, brought in by Steve Jobs to improve the Apple Supply Chain.
  • “Price is rarely the most important thing. A cheap product might sell some units. Somebody gets it home and they feel great when they pay the money, but then they get it home and use it and the joy is gone.” ~Tim Cook
  • “Some people see innovation as change, but we have never really seen it like that. It’s making things better.” ~Tim Cook
  • “We’re very simple people at Apple. We focus on making the world’s best products and enriching people’s lives.” ~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
  • Let your joy be in your journey – not in some distant goal.” ~ Tim Cook
  • 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
  • “There’s this thing in technology, almost a disease, where the definition of success is making the most. How many clicks did you get, how many active users do you have, how many units did you sell? Everybody in technology seems to want big numbers. Steve [Jobs] never got carried away with that. He focused on making the best.” ~Tim Cook
  • “There are times in all of our lives when a reliance on gut or intuition just seems more appropriate—when a particular course of action just feels right. And interestingly I’ve discovered it’s in facing life’s most important decisions that intuition seems the most indispensable to getting it right.” ~Tim Cook
  • “Creativity and innovation are something you can’t flowchart out.” ~Tim Cook
  • “I don’t really think anything Microsoft does puts pressure on Apple.” ~ 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
  • “Companies that get confused, that think their goal is revenue or stock price or something. You have to focus on the things that lead to those.” ~Tim Cook
  • “Apple has always had the discipline to make the bold decision to walk away.” ~Tim Cook
  • “We are the most focused company that I know of or have read of or have any knowledge of. We say no to good ideas every day. We say no to great ideas in order to keep the amount of things we focus on very small in number, so that we can put enormous energy behind the ones we do choose…..It’s not just saying yes to the right products, it’s saying no to many products that are good ideas, but just not nearly as good as other ones.”  ~ Tim Cook, CEO Apple.
  • “For the most important decisions in your life, trust your intuition, and then work with everything you have, to prove it right.”  ~ Tim Cook
  • “We’re very simple people at Apple. We focus on making the world’s best products and enriching people’s lives.” ~ Tim Cook
  • “You can only do so many things great, and you should cast aside everything else.” ~ Tim Cook

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Quotes for the Apple Supply Chain

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Nov 062017
 
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“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.

“It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple.” ~ Steve Jobs

“We’re very simple people at Apple. We focus on making the world’s best products and enriching people’s lives.” ~ Tim Cook

“Strategy is figuring out what not to do.” ~ Steve Jobs

“You can only do so many things great, and you should cast aside everything else.” ~ Tim Cook

“Steve Jobs brought in Tim Cook (current Apple CEO) to improve the supply chain.  The rest as they say is history.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

“Our idea was that these computers were going to free us and allow us to organize. They were going to empower us. We could sit down and write programs that did more than our company’s programs on their big million-dollar computers did. And little fifth-graders would go into companies and write a better program than the top gurus being paid the top salary, and it was going to turn the tables over. We were excited by this revolutionary talk.” ~ Steve Wozniak

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.  It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.”  ~ Steve Jobs

“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

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.  Design is how it works.”  ~ Steve Jobs

“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

“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 don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.” ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple Inc.

“Tim Cook (Apple CEO) is a great example of someone who made immense improvements in the supply chain and later obtained the CEO position.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs

“We are the most focused company that I know of or have read of or have any knowledge of. We say no to good ideas every day. We say no to great ideas in order to keep the amount of things we focus on very small in number, so that we can put enormous energy behind the ones we do choose…..It’s not just saying yes to the right products, it’s saying no to many products that are good ideas, but just not nearly as good as other ones.”  ~ Tim Cook, CEO Apple.

“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

“Steve Jobs has a quote about his model for business is The Beatles.  It applies well to the Apple Supply Chain.  It is the aggregate of everything together that makes a great supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

“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

“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.  The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything.  It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”  ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple

“If someone doesn’t believe supply chain is important have them research Tim Cook and the Apple Supply Chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

“I’d rather Apple cannibalize Apple than somebody else cannibalize Apple.” ~ Tim Cook, brought in by Steve Jobs to improve the Apple Supply Chain.

“I don’t really think anything Microsoft does puts pressure on Apple.” ~ Tim Cook

“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.

“Let your joy be in your journey – not in some distant goal.” ~ Tim Cook

“For the most important decisions in your life, trust your intuition, and then work with everything you have, to prove it right.”  ~ Tim Cook

“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ~ Steve Jobs

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” ~ Steve Jobs

“I’ll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I’ll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I’m not there, but I’ll always come back.” ~ Steve Jobs, 1985.

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” ~ Steve Jobs

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.” ~ Steve Job

“Supply Chain is a great path to CEO.  If you don’t believe this research Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.” ~ John Sculley

“Creativity and innovation are something you can’t flowchart out.” ~ Tim Cook

“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

“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

When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” ~ Steve Jobs

 

 

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Great CEO Quotes: Sam Walton, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Ingvar Kamprad.

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Great CEO Quotes: Sam Walton, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Ingvar Kamprad.

Sam Walton is the founder and past CEO of Walmart.  Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon.  Jack Ma is the founder and CEO of Alibab.  Ingvar Kamprad is the founder and CEO of IKEA.  These four people are founders of retail giants.  They have all had significant contributions to supply chain.

“I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.” ~Sam Walton.

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“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.

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“High expectations are the key to everything.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” ~Jeff Bezos.

Quotes: Sam Walton, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Ingvar kamprad Supply Chain

“I knew that if I failed i wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” ~Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon. 

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“You don’t want to negotiate the price of simple things you buy everyday.” ~Jeff Bezos, Supply Chain Innovator.

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“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, CEO IKEA.

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“If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example.  I have to do so for all the IKEA employees.” ~Ingvar Kamprad, Supply Chain Innovator.  

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“Waste of resources is a mortal sin at IKEA.” ~Ingvar Kamprad, CEO IKEA.  

Supply Chain Quotes: Sam Walton, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Ingvar kamprad

“Never deceive others, in business or in life.  In 1995, I was deceived by four companies – four companies that are now closed.  A company cannot go far by deceit.” ~Jack Ma, CEO Alibaba.

Jack Ma Quotes Alibaba CEO

“I don’t want to be liked.  I want to be respected.” ~Jack Ma, CEO Alibaba. 

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Artificial Intelligence Quotes – Supply Chain Today.

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Sep 102017
 
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Artificial Intelligence Quotes

An assortment of artificial intelligence quotes.  Includes machine learning and deep learning quotes as well.  “Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, machine learning — whatever you’re doing if you don’t understand it — learn it. Because otherwise you’re going to be a dinosaur within 3 years.” ~Mark Cuban

“Machine Learning: A computer is able to learn from experience without being specifically programmed.”

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“Machine learning and deep learning will create a new set of hot jobs in the next 5 years.” ~Dave Waters

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“Machine learning is a game changer for supply chain automation.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“One of the first areas artificial intelligence will take many jobs is transportation.  Bus drivers, truckers, taxicab drivers… need to start thinking about new careers.” ~Dave Waters

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“In a few years artificial intelligence virtual assistants will be as common as the smart phone.” ~Dave Waters

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“Humans should be worried about the threat posed by artificial intelligence.” ~Bill Gates

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“The potential benefits of artificial intelligence are huge, so are the dangers.” ~Dave Waters

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“Machine learning will automate jobs that most people thought could only be done by people.” ~Dave Waters

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning Quotes.

  • “Just as electricity transformed almost everything 100 years ago, today I actually have a hard time thinking of an industry that I don’t think AI (Artificial Intelligence) will transform in the next several years.” ~Andrew Ng
  • “We have some catching up to do in the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence.” ~Klaus Froehlich
    “People are trusting Artificial Intelligence with their lives in self-driving cars. What’s next?” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “I am telling you, the world’s first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters AI and all its derivatives,and applies it in ways we never thought of.” ~Mark Cuban
  • “Google will fulfill its mission only when its search engine is AI-complete. You guys know what that means? That’s artificial intelligence.” ~Larry Page
  • “The field of Artificial Intelligence is set to conquer most of the human disciplines; from art and literature to commerce and sociology; from computational biology and decision analysis to games and puzzles.” ~Anand Krish 
  • “I’m increasingly inclined to think 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.”
    ~Elon Musk
  • “We are entering a new world. The technologies of machine learning, speech recognition, and natural language understanding are reaching a nexus of capability. The end result is that we’ll soon have artificially intelligent assistants to help us in every aspect of our lives.” ~Amy Stapleton
  • “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” ~Nick Bostrom
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Motivation Quotes for the Supply Chain MBA

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Sep 042017
 
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Motivation Quotes for the Supply Chain MBA

A little motivation when getting a supply chain MBA never hurts.  If you are wondering about schools where you can get a Supply Chain MBA here is a great Facebook discussion with quite a few recommendations.

“Business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.” ~Warren Buffett

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“Every strike brings me closer to the next homerun.” ~Babe Ruth

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“To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.” ~Sam Walton

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“Make yourself into a Supply Chain Rockstar.”

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“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” ~Henry Ford

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“If you’re trying to create a company, its like baking a cake.  You have to have all the ingredients in the right proporation.” ~Elon Musk

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“Those in supply chain know the impossible is possible.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“Past supply chain automation efforts will pale in comparison to the automation coming with IoT and Artificial Intelligence.” ~Dave Waters

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“You can keep going long after you think you can’t.”

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Collection of Quotes for the Supply Chain MBA or anyone else.

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Machine Learning and Supply Chain Automation

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Machine Learning and Supply Chain Automation

In case you don’t understand some of the terms:  Deep Learning is a subset of Machine Learning, and Machine Learning is a subset Artificial Intelligence.  If you aren’t familiar with these terms get familiar.  Artificial intelligence will be a game changer in automation.

“Deep learning will completely transform white-collar automation.” ~Dave Waters

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“Once you trust a self-driving car with your life, you pretty much will trust artificial intelligence with anything.” ~Dave Waters.

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Any employee driving a machine to move pallets could be replaced with a self-driving machines.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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“Self-driving vehicles automatically choosing the most efficient route…  Artificial Intelligence will dramatically improve logistics.” ~Dave Waters.

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“Truck and bus drivers; Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers; self-driving vehicles take those jobs.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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“Machine learning is constantly changing and improving.  Get involved or get left behind.” ~Dave Waters.

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“Machine learning will make supply chain optimization much more simple.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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“Be a supply chain innovator.  Research Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, deep learning, big data, blockchain, drones, augmented reality, artificial intelligence…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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Quotes about Supply Chain Automation.

  • “Although still in its infancy, drone technology will be a game changer in supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “Blockbuster? Digital changed the way we rent movies. How will the digital supply chain impact the way we do business?” ~EverythingSupplyChain.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.
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the supply chain.  Research IoT before you get left behind.” ~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.
  • “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” ~ Lee Iacocca.
  • “To automate you should first be sure processes are standardized and documented.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

 

Aggregated Quotes: Analytics, Business, Hard Work, Supply Chain

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Quotes by Michael Dell, Sam Walton, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates…

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Quotes by Michael Dell, Sam Walton, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates…

“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” ~Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon.

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“High expectations are the key to everything.”  ~ Sam Walton, founder of Walmart

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“Ideas are commodity.  Execution of them is not.” ~ Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers

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“The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’  That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?'” ~ Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

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“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” ~ Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft

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Supply Chain Automation Quotes

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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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Supply Chain and Business Quotes from Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates…

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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams

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“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas Edison

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  • “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” ~ Henry Ford
    • “I am planning…” “I want to…” “I have this idea to…” unless you are taking action your ideas are just that, ideas.  You are not going to build a reputation based on your ideas if your ideas are never implemented.
  • “The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.” ~ Warren Buffett
    • This is one of my favorite quotes and others like it.  Anyone can make things complex, but it takes a special person to make things simple.
  • “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”  ~ Bill Gates
    • You happy customers are going to agree with what you are doing which makes it difficult to know what to change.  Your unhappy customers are going to tell you what isn’t working so you know what to change.
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  • “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” ~ Muhammad Ali
    • If you aren’t taking risk you most likely aren’t stretching yourself.
  • “Success seems to be connected with action.  Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”  ~ Conrad Hilton
    • What actions are you taking to reach your goals?  What actions are you doing to improve your knowledge in supply chain or whatever discipline you may be in?
  • “If anything goes bad, I did it.  If anything goes semi-good, we did it.  If anything goes really good, then you did it.  That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” ~ Paul Bear Bryant.
    • Although Paul Bear Bryant was a football coach, this quote can be applied to business and supply chain in so many ways.  Great example to show how a leader should lead.

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“One secret of success in life is for a man (or woman) to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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“High expectation are the key to everything.” ~ Sam Walton

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  • “Supply chains are everywhere. From the biggest company in the world to running your househould. We all have supply chain experience even if we don’t know it.” ~ Dave Waters
  • “If your supply chain runs without many problems you either have a great supply chain or running very fat.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com

Supply Chain and business quotes. Supply chain is like nature, it is all around us.

  • “If your supply chain runs without many problems you either have a great supply chain or running very fat.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action.” ~ Joseph M. Juran
  • “A good rule in organizational analysis is that no meeting of the minds is really reached until we talk of specific actions or decisions. We can talk of who is responsible for budgets, or inventory, or quality, but little is settled. It is only when we get down to the action words-measure, compute, prepare, check, endorse, recommend, approve-that we can make clear who is to do what.” ~ Joseph M. Juran

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