The Santa Supply Chain [Infographic]
“Gartner likes to publish the Top 25 Supply Chains every year. Unfortunately, there’s one supply chain the esteemed analyst firm continues to overlook. And it just so happens to be the greatest supply chain success story of all time. I’m talking about The Santa Claus Supply Chain.”
Richard Howell’s 2011 article proposing that Santa’s Supply Chain is superior to those on Gartner’s list leaves little room for argument. Let’s be honest, is there another supply chain that can (using just one sleigh) deliver orders to 822 homes per second and has a:
- Committed workforce with a 0% turnover rate (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen are loyal and long-serving);
- 100% order rating; and
- 100% on-time delivery?
I think not.
Check out Howell’s article for more interesting facts, and our Santa Supply Chain infographic for holiday fun.