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software improvements
stochastic excursion   5/25/2011 11:51:20 AM

Improvements in software technology have been important in enabling organizations to operate intelligently and respond quickly to changes in the business climate.  Advances in interchangeable and easily extensible software modules have allowed companies to keep enterprise logistics systems current with the needs of their business.  Agile and flexible software design can go a long way in providing the ability to anticipate changes in market conditions and regulatory compliance requirements.

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Get back your old hands too
prabhakar_deosthali   5/25/2011 1:55:04 AM

Very nice tips on the measures to take to bring back your facilities, supply chain and technology to meet the incresed demand. I would like to add one more tip to this list, i.e. Bring back your old hands , those whom you laid off during the recession. Those are the hands that know the best about your product, your manufacturing process, your supply chain and your managment style.  Welcome them back with a smile and see how raidly they are able to bring back your company to the full steam ahead!

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Re: Good Tips
TaimoorZ   5/24/2011 9:10:25 AM

I think all of these are good tips that businesses should consider as they are coming out of the recession and looking to expand. Amongst these points, I would give highest ratings to 'technology tune-up'. In order to increase competitiveness, technological innovation plays the greatest role. While reorganizing the supply chain, companies should seek to analyze the supply chain and identify which areas/processes can be optimized through the use of technology.

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Good Tips
DennisQ   5/23/2011 2:28:57 PM

Thanks for the tips, Alan, I think this is good advice. Also nice to read an optimistic article such as this for a change!

My main takeaway from this article was your tips regarding facilities: this is something I'm going to have to give more thought to. Many of us did indeed downsize and once business starts swinging in the other direction, we're certainly going to need to reassess how we use our space. Now that's not to say that we'll need to get MORE space as hopefully we've figured out ways to make better use of existing assets, but that's just one of the many factors we'll need to think about.

I hadn't really given much thought to third-party facilities. You mention the advantages, but of course there are some disadvantages as well... security would be my main concern at the moment. But, again, this is a topic I really need to devote more thought to.

Thanks again!

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