21 Funny Quote Ideas About Supply Chain Issues

We’re not big on complaining and we like to keep things light-hearted BUT Y’ALL. Can we talk about the supply chain issues lately? Whether you’re a business owner who is having trouble keeping products in stock or a consumer with online purchases that are backordered, we’ve all felt the frustration. Let's just all agree that it’s been a year (although, in fairness to 2021, we also want to acknowledge that some pretty cool things happened this year too).

As we approach the 2021 holiday season, we, like so many other businesses, are experiencing supply chain issues resulting in manufacturing and shipping delays. This means that when you head over to our shop to find the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones, you're met with quite a few “Out of Stock” images. Frustrating for you and frustrating for us. Sure, we could all get stressed about it, but we figured we’d have a little fun. Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying. You know what we mean?

Here are some funny supply chain issue quotes for you (and us!) to use on your letter boards:

  1. Ship happens.
  2. “The supply chain stuff is really tricky.” - Elon Musk
  3. I sense a disturbance in the supply chain.
  4. I don’t give a ship.
  5. Feelin’ the supply chain strain.
  6. How many supply chain managers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None, the lightbulbs are late.
  7. Components of a supply chain: Sourcing. Production. Shipping. Delay. Delay. Delay. Delivery.
  8. Owning a business is easy. It’s like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire. And you’re on fire. Everything is on fire.
  9. Why did the supply chain manager wake up in the middle of the night? He was having a logistical nightmare.
  10. Please bear with us. We’re experiencing high demand.
  11. Supply Shortages in 2021: Toilet Paper. Gasoline. Cars. Lumber. Patience.
  12. I hope my ship comes in before the dock rots!
  13. Demands are high. Supplies are low. 
  14. Peace, love and patience.
  15. Oh ship!
  16. Still in transit.
  17. Expected delivery: Someday
  18. Scheduled Delivery: Pending Indefinitely
  19. If I see “No scheduled delivery date available at this time” one more time…
  20. “You’ll get your package when you get it.” - Fedex, probably
  21. I got 99 problems but they’re all because of my supply chain.

Letter Board Quote Ideas About Supply Chain Issues

If you’re hoping to display some of these quotes around your home or office, take a look at some of our products that are (currently) in stock! 15x15 Magnetic Letter Board Slates are available in all four colors! The Confetti Collection of soft magnetic foam letters… Totally in stock! We’re celebrating the small victories over here, people (with confetti)!