Reply to post: Re: Accidentally ordered 8 TONNES of oak planks.

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Re: Accidentally ordered 8 TONNES of oak planks.

Class, been there before.

I recall we accidentally did something similar with zipties. An engineering BoM update included 15x a new part number for coloured zipties, but purchasing could only buy them in bags of 250, cue 'miscommunication' between departments. The product sell rate was 50 per month and purchasing were told to secure stock on all consumables.

The zipties came in on four pallets and nobody noticed initially (it was a chaotic time), it was 18 months before anyone queried it. The supplier howled with laughter when we asked for a refund. When the warehouse team got bored they made Xmas decorations out of them in a big long chain. I vaguely recall the order value was high enough to need a finance director's approval.

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