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Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for March 29, 2010 Contest

George Crawford of GraybaR  and David Love of Custom Culinary Named Winners in Biggest Contest Yet! Dozens of Great Entries.

Week: March 29, 2010

George Crawford submission


David Love submission

Each winner will receive a nice framed picture of the cartoon with their winning entry and acknowledgement from SCDigest.

Every six months, SCDigest readers will vote on the best cartoon for that period among the bi-monthly winners, and that person will win a special prize to be determined soon.

This week's Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Winners:


George Crawford

David Love

Custom Culinary

Both will receive a framed copy of their cartoons with recognition from Supply Chain Digest and be eligible for our semi-annual prize as voted on by readers.

This was was are largest contest ever, some 150 submissions, most really good.

See other great captions below. Many could have been winners! We had many entries along the same lines, especially something to do with JIT. In general, for similar submissions, we use the first one we received.

Special "best of the rest" to Doug Samson, a Sr. Vice President - at Acme Distribution Centers! He sent in several good entries.

Didn't make it? Don't despair - we just have far too many entries to post them all. But you will make it soon!

New cartoon on the SCDigest web site on Monday, April 12, 2010.


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Other Good Entries

We are getting dozens and dozens of entries, and only have room for a few of the best of the rest. Keep  your entries coming!

"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 


Thank goodness I just negotiated an inter-galatic freight rate.”


Earl W. Engleman, C.P.M.

Bunzl Distribution

“You are aware that we have a fleet of trucks, right?”


Dawn-Marie Landini

I.D. Systems, Inc.



“The only problem is that it will get there before the ASN.”

Dan Hoffses
L.L.Bean Inc.


"It begs the question, “Are we truly a Universal company, or just an Earthly company that happens to do business on other planets?”



Jeff Joyce

BakeMark USA

(Most creative winner)

“Did we notify their Receiving Department about this delivery?”

Jerry Saltzman


“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

Printpack, Inc..

“We now use this mode for our long haul deliveries...”

Charmion Brathwaite
Tropique Wines

“How much, exactly, are we saving on inventory?”


Kevin Cline,

OneNetwork Enterprises

“Phil, are you sure that MN means the Moon, and not Minnesota?”


Dave Mack

OfficeMax, Inc.

“I didn’t take you literally when you said that the Sourcing guys were a bunch of “Rocket Engineers”.”


Pete Nedza

Wolters Kluwer


“So, we’re thinking we might be able to avoid import restrictions this way.”


Howard West

Digital River

"They did take out their own insurance on it, right?"


Laurie Bohn

American Lamprecht Transport Inc.

“Oh Great!! The next level of JIT.”


Bill Davis

Lowes Distribution

"It absolutely, positively had to be there overnight.” 

Joe Farinacci
Integrated Horticultural Alliance


“The fuel surcharge on this shipment is going to be murder.”


Jeff Harrop

Demand Clarity Inc.

"Looks like we may be sacrificing accuracy for speed."


Scott Jackson

Boxcar Central

“When I said we’ll give our customers the moon if they ask for it, I did not mean this!”


Sajeev Anand

“Our finest innovation in premium customer service: Laser-guided same hour delivery.”


Olivier Lang

HP – Supply Chain


“We’re having a problem with people not signing for delivery” 


Brian Leleux

LLFitness Inc, dba

"I'm not so sure that a couple of straps qualify as adequate blocking."


Dennis Morgan
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products Northwest, L.L.C.

“If the planners could actually lock the production schedule we could start using normal transportation methods.”

Matt Morse
ConAgra Foods

“The good news is that lead times are reduced.  The bad news is that damage is near 100%.”


Jay Kamin
General Mills

“Confirmed for Next Orbit A.M. Service!” 


Kathy Woody


Well, at least with this new initiative, Wal*Mart promises to give us the pallet back.


Mark Fralick

ROI Solutions


“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

Plexus Corporation


“They want Quick Response, we’ll show them Quick Response.”

Sandeep Bansi Jumani



“And you ask me why our logistics costs are skyrocketing?” 


Silpa Pande

One Network Enterprises






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