Other Good Entries:
“The ERP consultants told me it was obsolete and to throw it away, but the Crystal Ball told me that the ERP consultants are obsolete and to ignore them.”
Ricoh Americas Corporation
“I am sorry. Your office has been replaced by our new Forecasting System.”
Crate and Barrel
"Our value stream mapping workshop began with 'it's always wrong'…from there it was all downhill."
Joe Witkowski, CPIM CSCP
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
“If we ship that one out to a plant we will have no way knowing how many more we should reorder.”
Paul R Elmer
“This is our new forecasting tool. No one knows how to use it yet, but we have a team of people working with the consultants we’ve brought in to figure it out.”
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads
“How is IT’s idea for a low cost forecasting solution working out so far?”
American Woodmark Corporation
“Look, it was meant as a last resort, not the first, but things change.”
"Go ahead, I double dog dare you to bring that to our next planning meeting."
“It’s been working perfectly. Maybe we should look into renewing the license.”
Demand Clarity Inc.
“We laid off the group, disconnected the software and went with the 8-ball. Results, unfortunately, have improved.”
"Your new forecasting supervisor, Madam Cleo, will be along any minute now!"
R. Moroz Ltd.
“Yes, it’s a crystal ball. We keep it in the closest so Operations doesn’t learn that we really have no clue what we are doing.”
“Be careful when you handle it – that’s the only one left!”