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-Jan. 14, 2010

 
 

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winner for Dec. 14, 2009 Contest

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We award Two Winners: Jennifer Makanoff of Dick's Sporting Goods and Darrel Kuhse of ITT Force Protection Systems; New Cartoon Next Week

 
 


Looks like you are enjoying our Supply Chain Cartoon caption contest; We received more than 60 submissions for our second cartoon - most of them again pretty darn good!

We extended this contest a bit given the Holiday slow down. In general, the pattern will a new cartoon one week, the winner the next, a new cartoon the following week, etc. So, two cartoons and two winners per month.

There were many great entries, and the crack SCDigest staff had a tough time picking this week's winner. So much so, in fact, that we are selecting two winners, who each offered funny captions on related themes, as you will find below.

Those winners are Jennifer Makanoff of Dick's Sporting Goods and Darrel Kuhse of ITT Force Protection Systems. You will find their winning entries below. Congratulations!

We have also started a prize for each caption contest winner. The winner(s) will received a framed, highly quality print of their cartoon and caption, with SCDigest and the date of the winning entry noted. We think you will like it!

Below that, we also publish what we felt were the best of the other entries - and there were many good ones.

As in several cases there were very similar entries from different readers, we went with the first one we received.

New cartoon next week! Have an idea for a cartoon? Send in your idea at the Feedback button below.

 
     
     
 

 

Jennifer Makanoff

Dick's Sporting Goods

 

 


Darrel Kuhse

ITT Force Protection Systems

 
 

Other good ones:

 

"….and this is where we process the Returns.  They’re our best associates!"

 


Bruce E Welty

QUIET LOGISTICS 


I am positive that we are now compliant, but to what I have no idea!"


Ed DeMeo

Uniek Inc.


"Can we fine them for too many bar codes?


Dave Aukstikalnis

Welch Foods, Inc.

 


"I got ten bucks says the overhead scanner is gonna' blow up."

 

Rick Moser

Arrow


 

"We certainly need to shorten our supply chain."

 

Rob Clemo

New Zealand

 


"This is exactly why I hate cycle counting."

 

Tom Donovan

tdSHIPS, Inc.

 


"What do you mean you don't know where it belongs in the warehouse? Just scan the bar code!"

 

Isaac McKeever

PLS Logistics Services

 


“…I’m not sure that this “Global Bar Code Standard” is quite what we are looking for…”

 

Dylan Brown

Icebreaker Limited

"Come on!! Get moving... You should know which one to scan!"

 

Srihari Vempati

 


 

“Do you think we have taken ‘Reuse / Recycle’ just a little too far?”

 

 

David K. Schneider

David K Schneider & Company, LLC

 


 

“This is an alternative to RFID technology.”

 


Eugene A. Sison
Rustan Supercenters Inc.


 

“Where is our Black Belt when we need him?”

 

Terence R. Whipple

Staples


 

"I know that we’re supposed to build in redundancy in our systems, but this is ridiculous!"

James R. Stock

University of South Florida

 

Keep them coming for next week's contest! Send in your cartoon ideas below!

 
     
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Feedback
2008-10-03

Oct. 3, 2008

There are valid reasons for both the DC and DSD distribution models, but neither should determine the store assortment, which depends on the consumer.

The Distribution Center model makes sense when you have many prepackaged products which are continuously replenished and require little in-store servicing. With the facility justified, you can also add seasonal and holiday 'in and out' products which can share the distribution network.

The key is to manage the time supply of inventory in the warehouse and distribute it efficiently.

The Direct Store Delivery model can be implemented purely as a distribution method or also allow the manufacturer to manage some of the in-store merchandizing.

I do not see any advantage of using DSD simply to deliver merchandise. Although it may help the 'mom and pops' that are on the same route as a large retailer, the DSD model must be more expensive. Once the big drops are removed, it will become more costly to reach the independent retailers but the larger retailer must benefit.

If DSD is used to support in-store merchandising, then you have a different story. The manufacturer's representative can give their products the individual attention that increases their sales. The bad thing is that they can also load up the store with inventory if no one is watching.

Bill Bittner
President
BWH Consulting



 


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