«The global economic crisis enforces drastic measures: from an operative point of view, it is important to safeguard Liquidity by all means. Existing over-capacities need to be adjusted and cost reductions by process optimizations in all areas and departments should be achieved as fast as possible.
The answers to this are laying in lean initiatives across the supply chain, to eliminate waste and synchronize production and logistics systems.
In parallel, it is imperative to gain strategical fitness as well, because the future trends are becoming more and more dominant: innovative technology requirements, clear objectives for CO2-reduction, a new, competitive environment, etc. will bring new opportunities – those who position themselves intelligently, will gain market shares, although the overall sales levels might be on an all time low.
Mergers & Acquisitions, cooperations, full-scale supply chain re-engineering – 2009 can be proclaimed as the year of procurement, the opportunities to expand the existing business areas are extremely interesting. If you look out for reliable support during your logistics and production related project tasks or would like to get another opinion – please do not hesitate to contact me.»
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