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Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winner for July 13, 2010 Contest

Eric J. Somheil of Save-A-Lot Named this week's Winner from Among Another Record Number of Entries

Week: July 13, 2010



Submitted by

Eric J. Somheil

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 Winner:


Eric J. Somheil

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

We again had a record number of entries for this contest - dozens of great submittals.


Many other great entries! See other great 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, Aug. 2, 2010.


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Other Good Entries:


“Okay who put in the suggestion box eliminating my position?”


Earl W. Engleman

Bunzl Distribution

A close second place!


“Three votes for pizza, one vote for Tex-Mex.  Well, at least that’s SOME progress.”


Jon Mellor


"No, Veronica, cutting Bob's salary by 50% because he's the warehouse manager is not a reasonable suggestion."


Steve Hopper
Inviscid Consulting

“Come on, Barney, you said 'You can’t get blood from a stone!' last week!”


Karen Owsowitz

System Planning Corp.


“Due to budget cuts this meeting has been cancelled.”


Scott Wright

Fosters Group


“It will take a special kind of team to get through these tough times. Specifically, it will take a much smaller team.”


Kevin Catallo



“I know that we shouldn’t judge during brainstorming, but ‘Fire Bob’ just seems a bit harsh…”


Dan Mahoney
Intel International


“Sorry, just got this note from the CFO…   All Supply Chain Brian Storming has been outsourced.”


Chris Stroop

Intel Corporation



 “OK, ‘Stop selling; eliminate all outbound freight’ is on the board.  Let’s keep ideas flowing.”


Michele Rae



“No, I don’t think that eliminating the VP of Supply Chain is going to be an acceptable solution.”


Rick Feltenberger

The Supply Chain Center



“Based on Tom and Sue's earlier input, they won't be attending this meeting anymore. So who would like to start off today's meeting?”


Dwight Boehm,

CF Managing Movement


"Is firing all of the "so-called forecasters" really going to save us any money?"


Dwight Thomas



"Now that we are featured on SCDigest better do some real brain storming."


 Indraneel Dabhade

Clemson University


“Management should be joining us shortly. Their Learjet was delayed returning from their convention in the Caymans.”


Catherine Ochse



“Supply chain, cost reduction?” Isn't that an oxymoron?”



Jeff Givens

Best Buy


"Okay, who's the wise guy that submitted 'Stop wasting time with cost reduction brainstorming meetings?'"


Trevor Hanlon



"A consultant told the CEO that on average supply chains contain 25% waste, now he wants to know which one of us is the “waste”?"


Bradley R Morris

NSE Products, Inc.


“You know if we just leave the stuff where it is we would save a bundle.”


Michael Holub



“Write the meeting title bigger…we don’t have enough ideas to fill the board otherwise!”


Jeff Joyce

Ringside, Inc.



"Okay, the first idea to cut costs from our suggestion box is to stop having Supply Chain Cost Reduction Brainstorming Sessions."

Richard Murphy


“In a effort to reduce cost and paper, you will have to memorize the following, no note taking will be permitted.”


David Counts

Graybar Electric  


“Our facilitator couldn’t be here today, so, I’ll be leading today’s session. I can’t find any section in our procedures manual that explains How To Brainstorm.”


Jack Everett

Triad Logistics Partners, LLC



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