new measures to enhance supply chain management for SMEs in the service
and trade handled by the General Secretariat of Commerce to announce
his speech during the conference «Logistics in times of economic
crisis," held on February 8 in Athens in the report "Supply Chain &
Logistics» under the scientific support and consultancy PLANNING
Institute of Supply Chain Southeastern and Central Europe the Secretary of Commerce, Mr. Dimitrios Skiadas, announced the following:
1. The GGEE processes
through new programs which will be given the opportunity to invest,
among other things, software automation of supply chain management (both
3rd Party Logistics Providers and for commercial enterprises which have
in house procedures Logistics).
are considerations for future support of businesses to participate in
organized networks (clusters) through which will create synergies and to
track the supply chain, development and exploitation of common
infrastructure logistics. Expenditure
under consideration can be enhanced to include the cost of studies for
software and software supply automation for the entire network in order
to achieve economies of scale (ERP, WMS, Supply Chain Management
Solutions, EDI) and generally spending aimed at reducing the cost supply chain.
3. As the investment grants through the Development Law, the Ministry of Development will
bring to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the issue of reducing the
minimum investment of ? 700,000 to around 200,000 euros, as more
realistic about the possibilities of the vast majority of businesses
operating in the area.
Mr. Skiadas recalled the changes that have occurred and the amount of subsidies through the Law Today
the rate is between 20% - 40% depending on the area of installation,
which for micro and small businesses and increased to 20% for
medium-sized businesses up to 10%, depending on the location.
we are in the era of so-called Lean Warehouse: warehouse which employs
as little as possible - but highly capable workforce-has few fixed
costs, maintain the best possible way the existing equipment and dampens
ependytheises costs already burden, "said Secretary of Commerce. In
an era of decline in retail sales in Greece (-15% from September 2008),
better use of existing resources, synergies with other companies and
specialized services added Mr. Skiadas.
RECORD OF THE CONCLUSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE