Top 10 supply chain jokes

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Top 10 supply chain jokes. Apologies in advance if you find this offensive. I do believe there is value in forecasting...

  1. What do you get if you play a supply chain country song backwards? You get your revenue back, you get your margin back, you get your on-time deliver back…
  2. How many supply chain planners does it take to change a light bulb? None, the light bulbs are late.
  3. What’s the difference between Bigfoot and an accurate forecast? Bigfoot has been sighted.
  4. What does the supply chain matador fear the most? The Bullwhip effect.*
  5. Why is it a bad idea to invite a logistics manager to dinner? They'll spend too much time deciding which person will pass the salt fastest.*
  6. The easiest way to find that missing inventory is to place a new PO.
  7. Demand forecasters are like Slinkies. Not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.
  8. Employer: “For this buyer’s job, we need someone who is responsible.” Applicant: “I’m the one you want. In my last procurement job, every time there was a problem, they said I was responsible.”
  9. If you’re a supplier and you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of delivery dates.
  10. There are two theories to getting an accurate forecast. Neither one works.

* Thanks to colleagues Rhydian Smith and Michaela Walker for their contributions.

Discussions

Manish
- April 08, 2009 at 12:58am
Good Jokes.
“What’s the difference between big foot and an accurate forecast? Big foot has been sighted.” (via @ForecastFocus) blog.kinaxis.com - Twitoaster
- April 17, 2009 at 12:27am
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Leah
- May 28, 2009 at 7:20pm
Great jokes Bill, but having been a production planner dealing with shortages regularly I have to say #2 is my favorite!
alick chia
- November 30, 2011 at 9:00pm
Great jokes. First time seeing supply chain jokes. Like the no 8 one more though.
Bill DuBois
- December 02, 2011 at 3:39pm
A new comment! Maybe we should keep the list going, here is number 11.

A planner says the Demand Manager, "what do you like most, my new forecast or my inventory projections?" The Demand Manager looks at all the Excel spreadsheets and replies, "I like your sense of humor."
MAG
- March 29, 2013 at 1:49pm
Love them... more please : )
Caroline Nderitu
- March 24, 2015 at 1:15pm
Bill, you wield great skill
No. 8 was my ultimate thrill
Pete Keys
- March 30, 2018 at 12:58pm
I refer to this weekly, I love how humor changes the supply chain spirit!

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