Top 70 Supply Chain Transformation Quotes

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Top 70 Supply Chain Transformation Quotes

Let’s see famous Supply chain Quotes.

“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

    1. “The supply chain stuff is really tricky.” – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.

    2. “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, father of the Toyota Production System



    1. 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

    2. When we talk about ‘smart transportation,’ it is more than moving cargo from A to B. Digitization within transport and logistics means seamless service to our customers, visibility in the supply chain, and driving a more efficient business. – Soren Skou

    3. Logistics is the ball and chain of armored warfare. – Heinz Guderian

    4. Being in the consumer business helps us groom talent in areas like marketing, finance and logistics. We can benchmark our outsourcing business to our consumer business and its best practices.Azim Premji




    1. Behind every great Leader there was an even greater Logistician. – M.Cox

    2. Freight mobility and movement, while not a sexy policy issue, is a highly important one. Capacity constraints and congestion on our nation’s freight rail system create many problems. — Bill Lipinski

    3. “Creativity is an import-export business.” – Ethan Zuckerman

    4. “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

    5. “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

    6. “Put a good person in a bad system and the bad system wins, no contest.”  – W. Edwards Deming



    1. Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” – Dave Waters

    2. “To understand the predictive enterprise research Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.” – Dave Waters

    3. There’s nobody who has as big of a real-time logistics network than Uber. – Jason Calacanis

    4. Amateurs do tactics, experts do logistics, as we learn in the military.Joe Sestak

    5. The Line between disorder and order lies in Logistics. – Sun Tzuo

    6. “The tactics…no, amateurs discuss tactics,…. Professional soldiers study logistics.” – Tom Clancy

    7. “Know when to email vs. when to meet. Logistics are best handled over a non-immediate communication channel like email or Asana tasks. Detailed status meetings will suck the life out of your day.” – Justin Rosenstein

    8. I’ve never presented. The logistics of that is a challenge. – Michael Ritchie





    1. There is a lot of work just in terms of traveling and logistics and people and gear and all that kind of stuff. But I never really have problems playing music. That never seems like work. – James Iha

    2. “You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower

    3. People say, ‘Dream big!’ – but you have to think about the logistics. It’s not just coming up with a great idea; it’s how you can sell or market or promote that great idea. – Marley Dias

    4. My life is just – logistics – fitting everything in. – June Brown

    5. “Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing, layout, processes, and procedures.”  –Tom Peters

    6. “Today’s leading real-world retailer, Wal-Mart, uses software to power its logistics and distribution capabilities, which it has used to crush its competition.”  –Mark Andreesen, co-founder of Netscape and entrepreneur.

    7. “Two basic rules of life are: 1) Change is inevitable. 2) Everybody resists change.”  – W. Edwards Deming

    8. “What gets measured gets improved.”  – Peter Drucker

    9. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” – Jack Ma

    10. “Good is the enemy of great. That’s why so few things become great.”  – James C. Collins

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

    12. “During the last war, eighty percent of our problems were of a logistical nature.”  – Field Marshall Montgomery

    13. “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.”  – W. Edwards Deming

    14. “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

    15. “Many of our best opportunities were created out of necessity. “ – Sam Waton, founder of Walmart

    16. “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

    17. “Gentlemen, the officer who doesn’t know his communications and supply as well as his tactics is totally useless.”  – General George S. Patton

    18. “Deep learning will revolutionize supply chain automation.” – Dave Waters

    19. “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.

    20. “Many supply chains are perfectly suited to the needs that the business had 20 years ago.” – Jonathan Byrnes, MIT Professor.

    21. “Quality is free. It’s not a gift, but it’s free. The ‘unquality’ things are what cost money.”  – Phil Crosby

    22. “Artificial Intelligence will be rampant in the digital supply chain” – Dave Waters.

    23. “Your dream is out there waiting for you.  You just have to go out and get it.” – Dave Waters

    24. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

    25. “An hour saved at the non-bottleneck is a mirage.” – Eliyahu M. Goldratt, author of The Goal.

    26. “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” – Chinese Prover

    27. “I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”-  Jeff Bezos



    1. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” – Mark Twain

    2. “For much of Toyota’s history, we have ensured the quality and reliability of our vehicles by placing a device called an andon cord on every production line – and empowering any team member to halt production if there’s an assembly problem. Only when the problem is resolved does the line begin to move again.”  – Akio Toyoda, CEO Toyota Motor Company.

    3. “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

    4. “Artificial Intelligence will revolutionize supply chain in ways that haven’t even been thought of yet.” – Dave Waters

    5. “Products can be easily copied. But a supply chain can provide a true competitive advantage.”- Yossi Sheffi

    6. “The Business Schools reward complex behaviors more than the simple behaviors, but simple behavior is more effective.” – Warren Buffett

    7. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

    8. “Machine Learning and Deep Learning will create a new set of hot jobs in the next 5 years.” – Dave Waters

    9. “A baby learns to crawl, walk and then run. We are in the crawling stage when it comes to applying machine learning.” – Dave Waters.

    10. “Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing, layout, processes, and procedure.” – Tom Peters.

    11. “There is no reason and no way that a human mind can keep up with an artificial intelligence machine by 2035.”  – Gray Scott

    12. “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” – John Steinbeck

    13. “The real competition is between supply chains, not companies.” – Martin Christopher

    14. Supply Chain is the science. Logistics is the art.”- RDML Fabry, U.S. Pacific Fleet

    15. “The best way to reduce your supply chain inventory is to sell it.” – Dilbert.

    16. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

    17. “It’s critical that we drive digitization of supply chains, because without it, there will be no transparency; and without transparency, there will be no accountability.” – Christian Lanng

    18. “You can have any car that you want as long as it’s black”- Henry Ford”



  1. “Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” – Winston Churchill

  2. The TMS is evolving into a logistics platform that can handle all nodes, all geographies and all transportation nodes. It’s already talking to other applications in the supply chain, like warehouse management, order management and ERP systems. By adding underlying algorithms, a TMS can now understand the relationship between the cost of inventory and the cost of transportation and come up with an optimal solution to answer those questions. — John Murphy

  3. The only success of Industry 4.0 is that it’s on everyone’s lips.- Ulrich Grillo, President of the Federation of German Industries

  4. “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” –Winston Churchill

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