THOUSANDS OF TURKEYS. Logistics don’t receive the attention they deserve. I posted here about Alain de Botton’s assertion that: “the achievements of logistics (the distribution of goods in the global economy) are beautiful and neglected.” (Amazon is an example of a great company that is built on solving logistics problems.) A group of retirees had lunch a while ago, and one man there who had a rare gift for planning and organizing, was telling us about one of his activities in retirement. He organizes the holiday distribution of almost 10,000 turkey dinners. There were lots of questions about how it is done. Finally, somebody asked: “How do you carve the turkeys?” There was a pause. Then the answer: “We bring in the Cub Scouts.” There was a very long pause.

This entry was posted in Economics. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.