Our contest this week led to a great non-caption submission sent to us from the demand planning team at Graybar, who it turned out just happened to have taken a recent photo very much in line with this latest cartoon caption contest.
We thank them for this photo,which includes several frequent caption contributors from the Graybar team. We would love to hear from others out there!
From Left to Right: Catherine Ochse, Dan Edwards,
Sue Neiswente, Steven Herberts,George Crawford, and
Mark Hopper of Graybar Demand Planning Team
Other Really Good Entries:
“Since the magic wand is in the shop, we might as well try the software again.”
NOVA Chemicals Inc. - Raw Materials
"I don't know if it is surprising, but they are all equally accurate."
Brian K. Frank CPIM, CSCP, SCOR/P
“Wonder which one of these works best in the Cloud?”
Madhav Durbha, Ph.D.
“Let’s try the hat again."
"Maybe we should at least try the software?"
"Let's start with your audience - how educated are they?"
"Do we track which of these has the smallest forecast error?"
IFS North America
“Software? It’s the box right there under the more effective tools of the trade.”
Concord Well Servicing
"I heard somebody is leaking our Forecasting Tools to SCDigest."
"Where’s that Wascally Wabbit?"
"I haven't been trained on these other tools.”
"Nothing is working. It is time to go old school."
AMI Wines LLC
"I am ordering an analysis done to determine which is most effective."
"These days, it's rare to find a good medium."
"These have to be more accurate than our present Quantitative Analysis Forecast method."
Craig A. Phillips
Lifetime Brands Inc.
"Yes, but do we have anything that actually works?"
"Just pick one and move forward.”
“Yep, we've deployed all the traditional forecasting tools.”
Duane (Dewey) Stevens CPM, CPIM, CSCP
Fox Valley Technical College
"Which ones are integrated with our financial systems?"
“This explains a lot.”
Paul R. Jones, CPSM, C.P.M.
MorphaSource Total Supply Management Services
"Maybe we shouldn't have downsized the rabbit."
“All the best tools and they still can’t give us a good forecast.”
West Pharmaceutical Services
"It's time to bring out the BIG GUNS."