Once a week, I have a meeting with the forecasting group. We look at shipments, orders, and new products to make decisions on units to build for each bike model. 95% of the time, everyone agrees on the decision. However, once in a while there is a disagreement. One of the disagreements this year is the Transport Plus. A new, super-cool, utility cargo bike that can carry 150 pounds of cargo in the back and 25 pounds in the rack up front. It also features an electric assist. Perfect for getting around town, going shopping, or replacing your car! It is AWESOME. Unfortunately, Jennifer Garner, who is in charge of forecasting for this product category, does not share my enthusiasm. Jennifer and I have placed a bet for a case of beer. Winner's choice with an over/under number. If you think this is a cool product, would you please send Jennifer an email and let her know? I want to make sure that we are producing enough of these bikes!!!
P.S. I received this e-mail from one of our top engineers today.
From: "L, Chad"
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 11:19:51 -0500
To: "L, Michael", "Burke, J"
Subject: Seriously holy awesome
I just rode the ride plus Transport with Keith Von Huben on the back. All I am gonna say is holy sh*t and hallelujah that bike is F'n awesome!!!!!!!!
Now I know these are on back order. Can we start an employee purchase back order list? Seriously this is my next family bike...my farmers market bike...my take my son to the Monona pool bike...my next bike that my wife fights me to ride to the Y.