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"These new “must arrive by dates and times” are getting a totally out of control, don’t you think?
“I just hope we don’t get a routing change!”
Doug Sampson CPIM CSCP
Sr. Vice President
Acme Distribution Centers, Inc
"Now we're finally 100% compliant with Must-Arrive-By-Date. We just need to figure out how to stop the damage on re-entry."
Greg Wells, CPIM
GENERAL CABLE INDUSTRIES
“Thank goodness I just negotiated an inter-galatic freight rate.”
Earl W. Engleman, C.P.M.
“You are aware that we have a fleet of trucks, right?”
I.D. Systems, Inc.
“The only problem is that it will get there before the ASN.”
"It begs the question, “Are we truly a Universal company, or just an Earthly company that happens to do business on other planets?”
(Most creative winner)
“Did we notify their Receiving Department about this delivery?”
“Should we send an Advance Ship Notice to let them know it's coming,
or should we just surprise them?”
Dwight Boehm, P.Log
CF Managing Movement
“Aren’t we pushing the whole “global sourcing” thing a little far?”
Deanna K. Peters CPIM, CSCP
“We now use this mode for our long haul deliveries...”
“How much, exactly, are we saving on inventory?”
“Phil, are you sure that MN means the Moon, and not Minnesota?”
“I didn’t take you literally when you said that the Sourcing guys were a bunch of “Rocket Engineers”.”
“So, we’re thinking we might be able to avoid import restrictions this way.”
"They did take out their own insurance on it, right?"
American Lamprecht Transport Inc.
“Oh Great!! The next level of JIT.”
"It absolutely, positively had to be there overnight.”
Integrated Horticultural Alliance
“The fuel surcharge on this shipment is going to be murder.”
Demand Clarity Inc.
"Looks like we may be sacrificing accuracy for speed."
“When I said we’ll give our customers the moon if they ask for it, I did not mean this!”
“Our finest innovation in premium customer service: Laser-guided same hour delivery.”
HP – Supply Chain
“We’re having a problem with people not signing for delivery”
LLFitness Inc, dba aSmarterBuy.com
"I'm not so sure that a couple of straps qualify as adequate blocking."
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products Northwest, L.L.C.
“If the planners could actually lock the production schedule we could start using normal transportation methods.”
“The good news is that lead times are reduced. The bad news is that damage is near 100%.”
“Confirmed for Next Orbit A.M. Service!”
Well, at least with this new initiative, Wal*Mart promises to give us the pallet back.
“Again, you are 100% sure the customer is paying for the freight?
Raúl Reyes Román
Cooper Power Systems GDL
“Overnight rates are too expensive. We’ll do it ourselves now.”
Matt Hof, PMP
HP Enterprise Services
“We are hoping that by accelerating the parts beyond the speed of light we can make them arrive before they were needed two weeks ago at the customer’s plant.”
Scott Brown CPIM, CSCP, CIRM
“They want Quick Response, we’ll show them Quick Response.”
Sandeep Bansi Jumani
“And you ask me why our logistics costs are skyrocketing?”
One Network Enterprises