As we begin to recover from the last few years of economic turmoil, we as the American manufacturing sector need to take a good hard look at our businesses and really understand what we did in the past and ask ourselves if that is how we want to go forward. Many of our small manufacturers have had to reduce staff and are operating leaner than they have had to in many years. We can get down and upset about the current conditions or we can simply look at the great opportunity it gives, as we see the light at the end of the tunnel. With the reduced staff, you can take a serious look at areas where you were running, maybe a little inefficient and start to put procedures in place to correct. Here at COSS we coach people on how it is the perfect time to implement a new system. Use the structure of your ERP software to eliminate bad habits and start to fully understand what your software can do. And when the time is right to hire again, you will put the correct people in place to run the software to the fullest. By doing this, your business is poised to grow efficiently and profitably.