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Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest

- March 30, 2017 -
Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Feb. 27, 2017 Contest
Brian Govern of General Mills and Eric Kertz of Limited Brands Take Home the Prize with Great Captions!

Week: Feb. 27, 2017 Contest


This Contest's Winner 1

(See "Best of the Rest" Below)

Brian Govern
General Mills

This Contest's Winner 2



Eric Kertz
Limited Brands, Mast Global


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 Month's
Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Winners


Brian Govern
General Mills


Eric Kertz
Limited Brands

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

Wow, nothing like a forecasting related cartoon to drive a big response!


Almost 250 submissions, almost all good, though many were along a similar theme.


Thank you!


See other excellent captions below. Have yourself a good laugh! They are really good!

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 caption contest on the SCDigest web site on Monday April 3, 2017


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Other Great Captions


"Consulting the spirit world has actually proven more reliable than consulting the sales force."

Ken McKeever
PLS Logistics Services

"They fall asleep waiting for the right numbers to pop into their heads."

Gavin Du Plessis
GUD Holdings

"This is what they call ‘the Collaborative Sales Forecast.'"

Sachin Shah
Schneider Electric

"I'd go to HR to complain but since they started chanting the accuracy of the forecasts has gotten so much better."


"I didn't even know there was a patron saint of forecasting."

Dawn Downs

"When do we tell them it is data science, not a data séance?"

David Schaefer
McGraw Hill

"Our forecasting improves when they bring the Ouija board."

Tim Carlin
JLG Industries

"Let management know that our forecasting is humming along,"

Brett Fraser

"Last quarter I suggested they use the exponential smoothing forecasting technique... Clearly, they are checking their work."

Mary Weaver

"Summoning the forecasting gods again. Maybe it will work this time.

Patti Jordan
Texas Christian University

"I see Paris, I see France, I seef orecasting in a trance."

Dale Stout
Johnson & Johnson

"Someone hid their crystal ball in a closet and they've been using more orthodox practices since then."


"I asked the team to work hand-in-hand with each other to improve the forecast."

Diego A. De la Garza
Source One Management Services

"They finally are agreeing on something!"

Srihari Vempati

"Well, looks like they resorted to the prayer circle again."

Nicole Mahaffey

"Since topped using our ERP software and replaced it with this process, we've seen a 38% improvement in our forecast accuracy. Who would have predicted that?"

Dwight Boehm, P.Log
Trans Canada

"It seems we are using a top-down forecasting approach this month."

Rusty Hall
JDA Software

"Maybe they'll get it right for a change."

Michael Warenski
Hampton Products International Corp.

"The Forecast is with us."

Michelle Becker
Berry Plastics Corporation

"That is the new Delphi method, we call it ‘praying for divine intervention.'"

Andrew Stapleton
University of Wisconsin

"They were told to put their forecast in the Cloud."

Madhav Durbha, Ph.D.

"It's an experimental process."

Christine Bennett

"We added a new feature – Mindfulness."

Tom Redd
SAP Retail

"Not sure if they're hoping for Devine intervention, or they hit the half-price drink special at lunch."

Bob McIntyre

DBK Concepts, Inc.



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