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Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest

- May 12, 2011 -
Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for April 26, 2011 Contest

We Award Record Four Winners from Fantastic Group of Entries

Week:  April 26, 2011 Contest

This Weeks' Winners!



Wil Biscardi


Uma Pariti & the SanDisk Team





Tref Hietpas

 RR Donnelley Book Fulfillment Services



Pete Legris


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 $50.00 AMEX Gift Card

This week's
Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Winners:


Wil Biscardi

Tref Hietpas

 RR Donnelley Book Fulfillment Services


Uma Pariti &

the SanDisk Team

Pete Legris


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

We had about 250 submisissions for this contest, down a little from our top cartoons, but with an unusually strong group of entries - hence the record number of winners! Thank you!

We had quite a few entries that dealt with ordering lunch or bagels or something, so were weren't able to use many of those.

As always, we use the first person to send in a caption with a given theme as the winner or "best of the rest" honorable mention.


Many other great entries! See other especially funny captions below.

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 25, 2011.


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Other Notable Entries:


SCDigst editor Dan Gilmore attended a meeting of JDA Software's Demand Optimization Council last week, a group very focused on things like consensus forecasting, and solicited a number of captions from attendees. Here are some of the best:

"Angry Birds, the real-life version!"

Yumiko Kato

Sony Electronics


"I told you it was a bad idea to invite the finance guy!"

Fred Baumann

JDA Software


"We are collectively agreeing to disagree."

Wilfred Eijper

Stanley Black and Decker


"The usual chit-chat before the meeting begins."

John Dredge

JDA Software


Near Winners from other entries:


"Is this the Forecast Meeting or did I mistakenly enter an episode of The Celebrity Apprentice?"



Reggie Galloway

ITW Paslode



"Should we continue to wait for the folks from Sales, or just start without them?”



Jack Everett

Triad Logistics Partners, LLC




"So then, we all agree – we will either oversell or undersell the forecast next month.”


Shanta Yocum, CPIM


More Good Ones:


"So:  1000, 10,000 or 0? Opinions anyone?"


Mike Groesch

NCR Corporation



Harold was not a weatherman, but he knew the forecast:


"Early morning hot air blasts from all directions, causing local tempers to flare, generating increasingly heated mid-day arguments, early afternoon disagreements, and late afternoon clouded judgements, followed by an end of the day vote."


David "Mac" McCracken

International Supplier Quality Consultants



"We just need to tell them approximately when we think we can all agree."


Dawn-Marie Landini

ID Systems



"Before being selected for these meetings, they used to be good friends."


Dean Atkinson

Bobcat Company


"The breakthrough will come when someone has to take a restroom break."


Tony Simmons




"You are right.  I know nothing about forecasting, BUT ... I was captain of the debate team in high school."


John Gallucci




"A consensus is NOT in the forecast and I’m tired of meeting about it!"



Jeff Joyce

CSM Bakery Supplies North America



"So once we hash out our Idol picks, maybe we can fit in some Q3 sales projections?"


Catherine Ochse



 “Alright then, if that’s no good can we reschedule the meeting to Tuesday the 5th?"



Nic Wood

USANA Health Sciences (NZ) Corporation



“I feel more like I do right now than I ever have before!”


Jon B. Schroeter
The Boeing Company

(We don't exactly get it, but laughed anyways; Jon tells us there is a story behind this.)



"For the consensus forecast we expect an 85% chance of “that’s non-negotiable” with scattered “compromise is not an option”…"


Kevin Harris

Compliance Networks



"It doesn't matter that I don't understand your department. I think you should do what I say…."


George Crawford




“You think this is fun, just wait until our Annual Planning Session!”


Stephen G. Smith




“Hey, you in the green tie! Why aren’t you making any excuses?”


Dave Jordan



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