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Supply Chain Automation Quotes

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.

Supply Chain Automation

“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.”

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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.”  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.”
  • “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.”
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the supply chain.  Research IoT before you get left behind.” 
  • “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.”
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways.  Either learn about it, or get left behind.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “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?”
  • “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?”
  • “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…”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.
  • “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.”
  • “If you are currently getting inaccurate reports will investing in big data just get you bad reports faster?
  • “I didn’t understand IoT, Big Data or Blockchain when I first heard these terms.  Learn about them or get left behind.”
  • “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?”
  • “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.” ~
  • “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).
  • “Remember all the hype behind B2B procurement?  Some was true was was not.  Ask lots of questions about the digital supply chain.”
  • “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.” ~
  • “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.”
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Those in supply chain know the impossible is possible.”
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