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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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UPS Has a Mother-Truck of a Delivery Drone Idea | WIRED

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Supply Chain Cost Saving Strategies, CAPS Research

This is a CAPS research study by Lisa M. Ellram, Ph.D., Wendy L. Tate, Ph.D., and Thomas Y. Choi, Ph.D.  I know both Lisa Ellram and Thomas Choi.  Both are great professors and extremely knowledgeable.  Thought this would be a good video to share on supply chain cost saving strategies.

Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Blogs

Negotiation Quotes

  • “The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people half way.”  ~ Henry Boyle
  • “I want women to get paid more. I want to teach them to negotiate so they get paid more.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg
  • “You have to persuade yourself that you absolutely don’t care what happens. If you don’t care, you’ve won. I absolutely promise you, in every serious negotiation, the man or woman who doesn’t care is going to win.”  ~ Felix Dennis
  • “Focus on the lowest total cost of ownership, not the lowest price.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” ~ Sun Tzu
  • “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” ~ Douglas MacArthur
  • “The best move you can make in negotiation is to think of an incentive the other person hasn’t even thought of – and then meet it.” ~ Eli Broad
  • “We tend to think that, in a traditional organisation, people are producing results because management wants results, but the essence of a high-quality organisation is people producing results because they want the results. It’s puzzling we find that hard to understand, that if people are really enjoying, they’ll innovate, they’ll take risks, they’ll have trust with one another because they are really committed to what they’re doing and it’s fun” ~ Peter Senge
  • “What business strategy is all about-what distinguishes it from all other kinds of business planning-is, in a word, competitive advantage. Without competitors there would be no need for strategy, for the sole purpose of strategic planning is to enable the company to gain, as efficiently as possible, a sustainable edge over its competitors.” ~ Kenichi Ohmae
  • “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them” ~ Denis Watley
  • “Negotiation is not a policy. It’s a technique. It’s something you use when it’s to your advantage, and something that you don’t use when it’s not to your advantage.”  ~ John Bolton
  • “You don’t want to negotiate the price of simple things you buy every day.” ~ Jeff Bezos
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Getting to Yes – Negotiation Skills

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Nov 062017
 
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Getting to Yes – Negotiation Skills

Improve your negotiation skills to improve the bottom line.  There are millions of dollars to save in the supply chain.

Negotiation Training.

Negotiation Quotes:

  • “You do not get what you want. You get what you negotiate.” ~Harvey Mackay
  • “During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively.” ~ Brian Koslow
  • “Know what you want to achieve prior to starting to negotiate. It’s the golden rule but the one most people fail to heed. Without a plan, you allow the opposing party to define your goals instead of the other way around.” ~ Ivanka Trump
  • “Negotiations are worthless if neither party is willing to budge.” ~ Dave Waters
  • “A negotiator should observe everything. You must be part Sherlock Holmes, part Sigmund Freud.” ~ Victor Kiam
  • “If you are good enough to compete for a top-level corporate job, you should be smart enough to know what the job pays the other gender and negotiate accordingly. If you are an employer, and you don’t pay an employee market wages, regardless of gender or orientation, you will end up with what you deserve.” ~Mark Cuban
  • “One of the best ways to persuade others is by listening to them.”  ~ Dean Rusk
  • “You have to persuade yourself that you absolutely don’t care what happens. If you don’t care, you’ve won. I absolutely promise you, in every serious negotiation, the man or woman who doesn’t care is going to win.” ~ Felix Dennis
  • “Never cut what you can untie.” ~ Joseph Joubert
  • “The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts.” ~ Howard Baker

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Alibaba vs Amazon, CEOs Jack Ma and Jeff Bezos

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Oct 282017
 
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Alibaba vs Amazon, Jack Ma and Jeff Bezos.

Alibaba vs. Amazon for the world heavyweight online championship.  These are the two super heavyweights of online retailing.  There are many similarities as well as many differences.

 

Purchasing and Procurement – Supply Chain Today

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Oct 262017
 
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Purchasing and Procurement Differences

Overview of purchasing and procurement.  This doesn’t get into major details but is a good reference.  Plenty of good information.

Purchasing and Procurement Training.

Negotiation Quotes

  • “You don’t want to negotiate the price of simple things you buy every day.” ~ Jeff Bezos – CEO Amazon.
  • “Treating suppliers like partners is critical to a company’s start-up’s success. As much as possible, figure out how you can work with your suppliers to make their lives better, whether saving them money from their vendors or saving them time with your order. By understanding their business model, you can make orders in an efficient manner, which should lower costs for everyone.” ~ Aaron Schwartz
  • “You have to persuade yourself that you absolutely don’t care what happens. If you don’t care, you’ve won. I absolutely promise you, in every serious negotiation, the man or woman who doesn’t care is going to win.”  ~ Felix Dennis
  • “If you are planning on doing business with someone again, don’t be too tough in the negotiations. If you’re going to skin a cat, don’t keep it as a house cat.” ~ Marvin Levin
  • “I want women to get paid more. I want to teach them to negotiate so they get paid more.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg
  • “Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Negotiation is not a policy. It’s a technique. It’s something you use when it’s to your advantage, and something that you don’t use when it’s not to your advantage.”  ~ John Bolton
  • “Know what you want to achieve prior to starting to negotiate. It’s the golden rule but the one most people fail to heed. Without a plan, you allow the opposing party to define your goals instead of the other way around.” ~ Ivanka Trump

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Strategic Sourcing for Successful Supply Chain Management

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Oct 242017
 
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Strategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing for Successful Supply Chain Management.  A well trained procurement organization can save a company millions of dollars.

  • “The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people half way.”  ~ Henry Boyle
  • “You have to persuade yourself that you absolutely don’t care what happens. If you don’t care, you’ve won. I absolutely promise you, in every serious negotiation, the man or woman who doesn’t care is going to win.”  ~ Felix Dennis
  • “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” ~ Sun Tzu
  • “We tend to think that, in a traditional organisation, people are producing results because management wants results, but the essence of a high-quality organisation is people producing results because they want the results. It’s puzzling we find that hard to understand, that if people are really enjoying, they’ll innovate, they’ll take risks, they’ll have trust with one another because they are really committed to what they’re doing and it’s fun” ~ Peter Senge
  • “What business strategy is all about-what distinguishes it from all other kinds of business planning-is, in a word, competitive advantage. Without competitors there would be no need for strategy, for the sole purpose of strategic planning is to enable the company to gain, as efficiently as possible, a sustainable edge over its competitors.” ~ Kenichi Ohmae
  • “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them” ~ Denis Watley
  • “Negotiation is not a policy. It’s a technique. It’s something you use when it’s to your advantage, and something that you don’t use when it’s not to your advantage.”  ~ John Bolton

“Strategic sourcing in the simplest terms – leveraging all resources to get the best value for the company.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“A well trained procurement organization can add major dollars to the organization through cost savings.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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Car Recycling. How to turn a junker into money.

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Oct 232017
 
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Car Recycling

From Youtube.com: Car Recycling – Did you know that cars can be recycled? Join Curiosity Quest Goes Green host, Joel Greene as he witnesses the massive power of a car crusher! We begin at a facility that collects old cars. The first step is to pick them up with a huge claw and dump them onto a conveyor belt where they get fed into a giant blender that reduces a vehicle down to chunks of scrap. These scrap pieces are then separated out to various piles of metals, plastics, glass, etc. Next, Greene follows the metal to a steel mill next door, as he watches the most visual process of smelting metal and turning it into liquid lava.

  • “Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.” ~ Erma Bombeck
  • “If you’re not buying recycled products, you’re not really recycling.” ~ Ed Begley, Jr.

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Logistics and supply chain management: Refresher. Hour long.

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Oct 212017
 
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Logistics and Supply Chain Management

This presentation will review the growth and evolution of logistics and supply chain management, discuss their importance to business in a modern industrialized and globalized world and their subsequent impact on the Yorkshire region, and highlight some current issues such as major trends, the environment, changes in technology, and the need for increased collaboration.

Logistics and Supply Chain Training.

“Bad communication is kryptonite for supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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“Tim Cook (Apple CEO) is a great example of someone who made immense improvement in the Supply Chain to obtain the top position.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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“Everyone should know how to negotiate. If you buy a house, a car, or something off Craigslist, negotiation is important.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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Big Ideas: How Big is Big Data? 88k views 9 min video.

 Big Data, Internet of everything, Internet of Things, Supply Chain, Technology  Comments Off on Big Ideas: How Big is Big Data? 88k views 9 min video.
Oct 192017
 
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Big Ideas: How Big is Big Data?

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Digital Supply Chain Quotes.

  • “New ways to improve the suply chain: artificial intelligence, IoT, big data, augmented reality, blockchain, drones, machine 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
  • “The predictive supply chain: Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Deep Learning. ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “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.
  • “Although still in its infancy, drone technology will be a game changer in supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “Buzzwords or the future of supply chain? Internet of Things, Big Data, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Deep Learning.” ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “Machine learning and deep learning are emerging technologies that will completely change supply chain automation. ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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