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

Uber Freight supply chain

 Posted by at 1:15 pm
Apr 282017
 

The Biggest SHIP in the World

There is so much work that goes into building ships as well as running them.  These ships help the world go round.

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Logistics and Supply Chain Quotes:

  • “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
  • “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
  • “A relentless barrage of “why’s” is the best way to prepare your mind to pierce the clouded veil of thinking caused by the status quo.  Use it often.”  ~ Shigeo Shingo
  • “You must never try to make all the money that’s in a deal. Let the other fellow make some money too, because if you have a reputation for always making all the money, you won’t have many deals.”   ~ J. Paul Getty
  • “Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing, layout, processes, and procedures.”  ~ Tom Peters
  • “Supply chains are everywhere. From the biggest company in the world to running your household. We all have supply chain experience even if we don’t know it.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com
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.

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Nov 252016
 

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:

Nov 172016
 

From Tedx.com: Almost everything we own and use, at some point, travels to us by container ship, through a vast network of ocean routes and ports that most of us know almost nothing about. Journalist Rose George tours us through the world of shipping, the underpinning of consumer civilization.

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Jul 282016
 

UPS trucks never turn left

Find out why UPS trucks never turn left.  Senior VP Bob Stoffel explains how a policy of only making right turns saves the company both time and money.  Great story on why UPS is one of the great supply chain companies.

  • “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
  • “If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”  ~ David Allen
  • “Every day we are paying more for energy than we should due to poor insulation, inefficient lights, appliances, and heating and cooling equipment – money we could save by investing in energy efficiency.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  • “A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player’s personal signature, but #efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.” ~ Pat Riley
  • “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 Watson
  • “Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
  • “Action is the foundational key to all success.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  • “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” ~ Peter F. Drucker
  • “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” ~ Stephen Covey

Other supply chain videos that may be of interest.

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Dec 262015
 

Amazon’s chief executive has revealed that the company is testing a new service involving delivery by mini-drones to get packages to customers in just 30 minutes.
Jeff Bezos appeared on CBS television’s 60 Minutes programme in the US where he played a video from their website showing tiny robotic devices, called ‘octocopters’, picking up items in small yellow buckets and whizzing them through the air.
“I know this looks like science fiction. It’s not,” Mr Bezos said.
“We can do half-hour delivery … and we can carry objects, we think, up to five pounds which covers 86% of the items that we deliver.”
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