NineSigma’s client is a world-renowned manufacturer, having been in business since the 1800s. Each year, millions of toys, gadgets, and stuff are produced to exacting standards by a dedicated team of specialized manufacturing professionals. Production operations continue around the clock and virtually every day of the year in order to meet intense global demand.
In parallel with the more well-known business of toy manufacturing, the client also maintains an additional core competency: global delivery. Instead of relying on third party delivery companies, Santa Claus delivers its own products to consumers via a bespoke delivery vehicle and propulsion system. Historically, this system has been adequate to reach the client’s millions of global customers. However, as the delivery team and vehicle have remained largely unchanged since their inception, the client is interested in connecting with outside experts and companies with innovative new technologies. The goal is to implement cutting edge, next-generation technology to improve the overall speed, efficiency and accuracy of the delivery process.
Potential areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
- New packaging materials
- New packaging shapes
- Innovative tracking technology
- Next generation packaging handling systems
- Adaptation of drones to package delivery
- Mechanisms that improve upon the current system but are not harmful to animals
Anticipated Project Phases or Project Plan
Phase 1 – Submission
- All responses to be received by Friday December 14, 2018
- No late submissions will be accepted
Phase 2 – Selection of Winner
- To be notified on Wednesday December 19, 2018
Criteria for Moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2
In order to be considered as a valid entry, submitter must have a complete NineSights profile as well as a creative response. Humorous responses also in the spirit of the holiday are encouraged. Responses will be judged based on creativity, individuality, and inventiveness. All submissions will be judged by NineSigma staff. All decisions are final.
A complete profile includes:
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Areas of Expertise (found in the Profile section titled ‘More About Me’)
Responses from individuals with incomplete profiles will be disqualified from the project.
This project is open to all interested individuals over the age of 18, except current NineSigma employees.
The selected respondent will be notified by email on December 19th, 2018, and the $100 Amazon eGift Card link will be provided upon acknowledgment of receipt. Respondent must acknowledge notification email no later than 3 pm Eastern on Friday December 21, 2018 or the prize will be sent to a runner-up respondent.