and enlarge the pegs of my tent to the coast,
and that Your Hand might be with me,
and you would keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me!"
And God granted him that which he requested.
(Prayer of Jabez)
On thinking big and plan-ning ahead !...
During the past three days, all 4 executive managers of NPC, 2 Logistics Improvement Project Consultants from Germany, 4 Technology Partners from Canada and Prince Edward Is. and 6 Senior and First Line Managers involved in the implementation of the Project were gathered for a Workshop at the Convention Hall of the NPC Palace. The Workshop was moderated by a French-lady who made sure that every one was kept on tract, active and alert and enjoyed every bit and moment of the discussions, debates, and agreements.
Around 80 to 90% of the Logistics Improvement Project will basically evolve around my responsibility in the cold chain from the pond to the the shrimp processing plant. What is challenging in this ambitious project is to see a very big increase in our average daily harvest of 60,000 kgs a day to 200,000 kgs. It's a fact that the current logistics and transport system have reached its capacity as well as its process limits and may not fit in to the future challenges and requirements with regards to the enlargement in the operation.
The 3 hectic days brought us together to debate and agree on the process improvement requirements, critical success factors, solution options and elements, etc. The exercise was trying to bring the future to the present so that we can do something about it now.
In baseball, we just got to the batting plate... there are still 3 bases to run safely through before reaching the home base... It can not become a homerun. As in the prayer Jabez, we are just preparing the tent, and putting some stakes... pitching the tent may take some time...extending through the coast will cost more determination and endurance.
I believe that it pays to plan ahead. Remember, it was not raining when Noah built the ark. I guess he doesn't even know what rain was.