Supply Chain Quotes On Success In Life

These supply chain quotes will inspire you. The supply chain is a network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute a specific product to the final buyer.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging supply chain quotes, supply chain sayings, and supply chain proverbs.

Best Supply Chain Quotes

  1. “The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention argues that no two countries that are both part of the same global supply chain will ever fight a war as long as they are each part of that supply chain.” ~ Thomas Friedman
  2. “Basically all the world’s computer parts come from the same supply chain that runs from Korea, down through coastal China, over to Taiwan, and down to Malaysia.” ~ Thomas Friedman
  3. “But that’s not enough: To maintain energy security, one needs a supply system that provides a buffer against shocks. It needs large, flexible markets. And it’s important to acknowledge the fact that the entire energy supply chain needs to be protected.” ~ Daniel Yergin
  4. “Supply chains cannot tolerate even 24 hours of disruption. So if you lose your place in the supply chain because of wild behavior you could lose a lot. It would be like pouring cement down one of your oil wells.” ~ Thomas Friedman

  5. “The product supply chain, from source material to store, is an organizing map for delivering human rights.” ~ Julia Ormond
  6. “Globalization is a fact, because of technology, because of an integrated global supply chain, because of changes in transportation. And we’re not going to be able to build a wall around that.” ~ Barack Obama
  7. “People can buy the kind of things they consider as normal and take for granted because of globalization and trade and use of supply chains and the reduction of the cost base of the manufacturing of some products.” ~ Christine Lagarde
  8. “Globalization has taken a hit in that there is some sand in the gears because most of us have supply chains that are all over the world that we’ve had to lengthen.” ~ Jack Welch

  9. “What’s unique about transportation is that it’s the one function that repeats itself throughout the supply chain.” ~ John Murphy
  10. “What is al Qaeda? It’s an open source religious political movement that works off the global supply chain.” ~ Thomas Friedman
  11. “Combating climate change is absolutely critical to the future of our company,Green Cooler customers, consumers-and our world. I believe all of us need to take action now. PepsiCo has already taken actions in our operations and throughout our supply chain to ‘future- proof’ our company-all of which deliver real cost savings, mitigate risk, protect our license to operate, and create resilience in our supply chain.” ~ Indra Nooyi
  12. “Sustainability at Nike means being laser-focused on evolving our business model to deliver profitable growth while leveraging the efficiencies of lean manufacturing, minimizing our environmental impact and using the tools available to us to bring about positive change across our entire supply chain.” ~ Mark Parker , Sustainable supply chain quotes
  13. “Slavery takes so many forms, as it is interwoven within legal industries and is embedded into the supply chain.” ~ David Batstone

  14. “In a global economy where our economies and supply chains are deeply integrated, it’s not even possible.” ~ Barack Obama
  15. “There are lots of small businesses in Britain that have a pretty tough time but many of them are also parts of supply chains, the leave side roll out JCB but that’s one company, all the experts are saying the economy would take a big hit if we came out of the EU.” ~ Frances O’Grady
  16. “Flexible supply chains are great for multinationals and consumers. But they erode already thin profit margins in developing-world factories and foster a pell-mell work environment in which getting the order out the door is the only thing that matters.” ~ James Surowiecki
  17. “I think when you’re governing, it will become increasingly apparent that if you were to just eliminate trade deals with Mexico, for example, well, you’ve got a global supply chain. The parts that are allowing auto plants that were about to shut down to now employ double shifts is because they’re bringing in some of those parts to assemble out of Mexico. And so it’s not as simple as it might have seemed.” ~ Barack Obama
  18. “Strapped by tight credit and plummeting sales, businesses have overhauled the way they manage supply chains, inventory, production practices, and staffing.” ~ Janet Yellen

  19. “Cutting carbon in the supply chain is the next critical stage in the business contribution to reduce carbon emissions to tackle climate change and, represents a significant commercial opportunity.” ~ Tom DeLay
  20. “Ben & Jerry’s evolved into what it is doing and is trying to transition its supply chain, but this is essentially retrofitting. In the social enterprise movement, we see companies whose essence, the products they make, the reason they exist from day one, is because these people see something out in the world that they cannot accept.” ~ Jerry Greenfield
  21. “Fact is, the work place to a great extent is “where we live.” We need star accountants. Boffo saleswomen. Over-the-top creatives in marketing and new product development. And so on. But, since we’re effectively talking about “where we live,” good sense and good business and “good” engagement throughout the “supply chain,” from vendor’s vendor to customer’s customer, we would benefit mightily-including on the P & L-if we insisted (!) on: “Pleasant.” “Caring.” “Engaged.”” ~ Tom Peters
  22. “When you went into a Boston Chicken and ordered quarter-chicken, white, with mash and corn, when that was rung up, that would signal all the way along the supply chain the need for more potatoes to be put on a truck a thousand miles away.” ~ Stephen Elop

  23. “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
  24. “We live in such a service-based, globalised economy where very few people actually make anything and the people who do make stuff… it’s all part of a massive global supply chain. So what if all those chains were suddenly cut, how would you make something? How would you keep people alive? And that was something I wanted to explore.” ~ Max Brooks
  25. “It’s hard to see any institutional structure that stands in the way of the homogenization and simplification of these supply chains in international capitalism, unless it is the nation state.” ~ James C. Scott

  26. “International inspectors are on the ground and Iran is being subjected to the most comprehensive, intrusive inspection regime ever negotiated to monitor a nuclear program. Inspectors will monitor Iran’s key nuclear facilities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For decades to come, inspectors will have access to Iran’s entire nuclear supply chain. In other words, if Iran tries to cheat – if they try to find build a bomb covertly, we will catch them.” ~ Barack Obama
  27. “Today, no one would dispute that information technology has become the backbone of commerce. It underpins the operations of individual companies, ties together far-flung supply chains, and, increasingly, links businesses to the customers they serve. Hardly a dollar or a euro changes hands anymore without the aid of computer systems.” ~ Nicholas G. Carr

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