Dear Colleagues

The last few weeks I have received a large volume of communications
emphasising the current Greek financial crisis and the ethnic problems such
as the “ Scopiano” and the “Turkish Threat”.

I have found the information and the knowledge transferred very interested and
valuable but all this information did not mellow my serious concerns regarding
the future economic development of Greece and the generation of cash flow
to reduce the youth unemployment which is expected to reach 20% by the end
of this year.

The key questions which need researching are:
a) from where the jobs will come?
b) how to create wealth?

Today a major problem for any country is how to operate in a world committed to economic
Competition. For most countries in Central Europe, South East Asia and USA this means industrial competition, growing awareness that innovative strategies and logistics planning for new product development hold a very important place.

development to concerns for financial development and coming up with a business plan.

If the Asian countries can do it, we CAN do it also.
Our concerns should be to change the current unsatisfactory state and lay down the foundations
for the young generation, make a difference and teach the youth NOT to adopt past failed practices.

Yes we CAN DO IT.

Best regards

Louis Doukas
Dr Louis Doukas PhD, MSc,
Assoc Professor in Engineering
Systems Management
Director of Postgraduate Programs
for Systems Engineering
and Integrated Logistics Management
School of Aerospace, Mechanical
and Manufacturing Engineering
Building 57 Level 5
GPO Box 2476V
Melbourne, VIC 3001
Tel. +61 3 9925 8084
Fax. +61 3 9925 8099
Email: ldoukas@rmit.edu.au