Jan 142017

Ford Big Data Analytics

From Youtube.com: More than 200 Ford employees have volunteered to allow the company to collect driving data from in-vehicle sensors. By applying big data analytics, researchers can learn more about how people move and see patterns that can help them derive mobility solutions and improve products based on how drivers actually use their vehicles.

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Analytics and Big Data Quotes

  • “In God we trust. All others must bring data.”   ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”  ~ Jim Barksdale
  • “The most valuable commodity I know of is information.”  ~ Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
  • “Listening to the data is important… but so is experience and intuition. After all, what is intuition at its best but large amounts of data of all kinds filtered through a human brain rather than a math model?” ~ Steve Lohr
  • “It is today we must create the world of the future.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein
Jan 142017

Tire Recycling

Over 750,000 views.

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Nov 092016

Penske Logistics and Ford Motors

On May 10, 2012, the European Logistics Association (ELA) honored Penske Logistics and Ford Motor Company with the 2012 European Award for Logistics Excellence. The companies received the award for a joint case study submitted to the organization, which documented their close collaboration on the creation of an innovative “Network Integrator” concept developed by the two companies.

The team behind the concept consists of logistics experts and thought leaders from Penske Logistics and Ford Motor Company in Europe. Together, they have designed flexible logistics solutions for inbound and outbound shipments by integrating the supply chains of participating car brands to create a collaborative logistics network.
Earning the 2012 European Award for Logistics Excellence 2012 is a high honor for Penske Logistics. Penske’s outstanding work as a global logistics services provider and supplier has earned strong recognition from Ford as well. Since 2008, Penske has earned Ford Motor Company’s Gold World Excellence Award twice and one Silver World Excellence Award. Penske continues to provide a wide array of logistics and supply chain services to Ford around the globe.

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Jul 032016

The Toyota Way

The Toyota Way is how Toyota works.  This is the keynote talk given by Jeffrey Liker at the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Lean conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Toyota is a great company to benchmark because there is so much information on them.  Toyota has a world class supply chain and definitely worth researching.  If you aren’t well versed with Toyota then do research on the Toyota Production System or TPS.  A great deal of information will come up that will greatly help with supply chain optimization.  Also do research on Taiichi Ohno who is the father of the Toyota Production System.  You will start to uncover a great deal of information with these simple searches.  Have a great day.

Quotes form Taiichi Ohno, father of the Toyota Production System (TPS)

“Data is of course important in manufacturing, but I place the greatest emphasis on facts.”  ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of the Toyota Production System

The Toyota Way

“Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves.” ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of the Toyota Production System.

Taiichi ohno Toyota Production System TPS

“Having no problems is the biggest problem of all.” ~ Taiichi Ohno

The Toyota Way

“If you are going to do TPS you must do it all the way.  You also need to change the way you think.  You need to change how you look at things.” ~ Taiichi Ohno

Taiicho Ohno Toyota Production System quote father of TPS

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Jun 162016

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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Have a wonderful day

Apr 242016

Toyota Production System

The Toyota Production System (TPS) is a great way to learn how to improve efficiency in the supply chain.   Taiichi Ohno is the father of TPS.

“Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production works themselves.” ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of Toyota Production System (TPS)

Taiichi ohno toyota production system tps quote

“If you are going to do TPS you must do it all the way.  You also need to change the way you think.  You need to change how you look at things.”  ~ Taiichi Ohno

Taiicho Ohno Toyota Production System TPS quote

  • “When you are out observing on the gemba, do something to help them. If you do, people will come to expect that you can help them and will look forward to seeing you again on the gemba.” ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of Toyota Production System (TPS)
  • “I’m proud to be Japanese and I wanted my country to succeed. I believed my system was a way that could help us become a modern industrial nation. That is why I had no problem with sharing it with other Japanese companies, even my biggest competitors.” ~ Taiichi Ohno

Toyota is a great company to research to learn about great ways to improve the supply chain.  There is a great deal of information out there on TPS and the ways Toyota has used it to be such a high quality automotive manufacture.  Most people know how good Toyota vehicles are regarding quality.  TPS is one of the main reasons for that.  When you start research TPS you will run across terms like gemba, kanban, andon and so on.  This is all great information to know.  Search for Taiichi Ohno and some really good information comes up to us for supply chain optimization.  Other companies you may want to research for ways to improve the supply chain are Walmart, Amazon, Cisco, Intel, P&G, and Starbucks.



Feb 192016

There is so much behind the Toyota Production System.  This is just one of many videos you will find.


Feb 052016

Tesla Motors

From Wikipedia:  Tesla Motors, Inc. is an American automotive and energy storage company[5] that designs, manufactures, and sells luxury[6] electric cars, electric vehicle powertrain components, and battery products.[7] Tesla Motors is a public company that trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol TSLA.[8] In the first quarter of 2013, Tesla posted profits for the first time in its history.[9] –  more on Wikipedia

Supply Chain Training Blogs

  • “Everybody around here has slides in their lobbies. I’m actually wondering about putting in a roller coaster — like a functional roller coaster at the factory in Fremont. You’d get in, and it would take you around [the] factory but also up and down. Who else has a roller coaster? … It would probably be really expensive, but I like the idea of it.”  ~ Elon Musk, founder of Paypal, Tesla
  • “I’ve thought about it quite a lot … We could definitely make a flying car – but that’s not the hard part … The hard part is, how do you make a flying car that’s super safe and quiet? Because if it’s a howler, you’re going to make people very unhappy.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “We have essentially no patents in SpaceX. Our primary long-term competition is in China — if we published patents, it would be farcical, because the Chinese would just use them as a recipe book.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “There’s a fundamental difference, if you look into the future, between a humanity that is a space-faring civilization, that’s out there exploring the stars … compared with one where we are forever confined to Earth until some eventual extinction event.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “Short of figuring out real teleportation, which would of course be awesome (someone please do this), the only option for super-fast travel is to build a tube over or under the ground that contains a special environment.” ~ Elon Musk

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Jan 232016

Henry Ford Supply Chain Innovation

How did Henry Ford change the world with the Model T and the Assembly Line?


Dec 222015

How It’s Made – Ferrari

Putting a Ferrari together.  If you like this video we added other videos below on how things are made.

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