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  Supply Chain Trends and Issues: Our Weekly Feature Article on Important Trends and Developments in Supply Chain Strategy, Research, Best Practices, Technology and Other Supply Chain and Logistics Issues  
 
 
  - Dec. 9, 2013 -  

Supply Chain Digest Cartoon Caption Contests Anticipated Amazon Drones, Parodies

We are Taking Victory Lap after Our Cartoons Featured Delivery Drones and Rockets Well Ahead of Current Attention

 
     
     
  by SCDigest Editorial Staff  
     
 

Of course, by now, virtually everyone has heard that Amazon.com has been doing research on the potential to use small drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, under the name of "Amazon Prime Air." (See Amazon Working on New Drone Delivery System, as Skeptics Abound.)

SCDigest Says:
Among the several parodies that have been produced relative Amazon's drone program is this video, suggesting Amazon will take the concept even further with a new rocket delivery program.

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In addition, it didn’t take long for parodies of the Amazon drone concept to hit youtube and other outlets as well.

We are proud to say SCDigest’s cartoon caption contest was ahead of the curve on both counts.

Below is a cartoon from April of this year, where if we didn't have the idea before Amazon, we at least publicized the concept first.

April 3, 2013 Caption Contest

 

And our caption winner for that contest, Jorge Barnett Lawton, was sure prescient. Here is his winning caption.

 

April 3, 2013 Caption Contest Winner

 


We really thought his caption was funny - maybe he was serious?

 

Meanwhile, among the several parodies that have been produced relative Amazon's drone program is this video, suggesting Amazon will take the concept even further with a new rocket delivery program. It's pretty good.

 

Amazon Rockets Parody Video



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But the parody video makers were also well behind our caption contest. All the way back in 2010, we featured this cartoon:

 


March 29, 2010 Caption Contest

 

 


 

 

And one of the two winners for that cartoon offered some good advice for Amazon if it ever decides to move in this direction, from regular submitter Geoge Crawford of Graybar:

 

 

 

So we'll take a cartoon victory lap tis week, and encourgage you to take a look at each contest and winning captions - you just might be seeing supply chain's future.

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