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Why did Transparency International visit Jordan?

Space for Transparency

In that context we articulate four key messages to improve the governance indicators for Jordan. Accountability Africa and Middle East Civil society Measurement and Research Politics and government Young people Cobus de Swardt featured governance governance indicators jordan

Air Arabia Jordan launches services

Air Transport World Online

Low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia Jordan will commence operations from its Amman Queen Alia International Airport base on May 19. Airlines Finance & Data Daily News Adel Ali Air Arabia Jordan Petra Airwaysread more.

Why S&OP and IBP are invaluable all year round but especially at Christmas

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SKU FMCG Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OPAll rather too quickly Noddy Holder is already gargling on the festive gravel. Roy Wood and Wizard are wishing we could grossly over eat and drink on 365 or 366 days of the year and although they never met, Bowie and Bing are dueting about peace on earth – a likely story in today’s world.

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Jordan Belfort Delivers Keynote at RIMS 2014

Risk Management Monitor

DENVER—In his opening keynote address at RIMS 2014, Jordan Belfort, the infamous “ Wolf of Wall Street ,” spoke about the moment when his successful business career took a wrong turn. Crisis Management Financial Crisis Risk Management Jordan Belfort rims 2014 The Wolf of Wall Street This proverbial death by a thousand cuts should sound familiar. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!

FMCG Supply Chain Scorecard Performance Measurement: Del-Boy Style.

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FMCG Dave Jordan Humour Performance Improvement KPI Supply ChainIn a related post I took a look at the use of Balanced Scorecards in FMCG, Brewing and Pharmaceutical businesses but in fact they are entirely appropriate for any business. Whatever your business size or offering you will benefit from knowing exactly what is going on and where you need to improve. Le monde est votre homard !

Revisiting Some Great Advice for Supply Chain Young Professionals

Talking Logistics

Jordan Kass : Make a personal development plan and identify the skills you need to reach your goals. Leadership Development Angel Mendez Art Mesher Jim Matcham Jordan Kass Kevin O'Meara Monica Wooden Paul Lomas Randy Lewis supply chain young professionalsEditor’s Note: Today’s post revisits some great advice offered by supply chain and logitics executives to students and young professionals in past episodes of Talking Logistics. We originially shared these brief video excerpts in 2013 and 2014, but we’ve compiled them here again in case you missed them the first time.

7 Deadly FMCG Sins: Overstocked Traditional Trade Distributors

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FMCG Dave Jordan Stock Control CEE Distributor ManagementSorry to be a little direct right at the start but make no mistake Mr/Mrs. FMCG Producer, YOU put the stock there, oh yes you did! Distributors don 't buy stock for a laugh and a giggle as they like full shelves. Excess stock blocks up their shelves and warehouses and, most critically locks up their cash. Failed launc hes.

FMCG Performance Scorecard: Not seeing the wood for the trees!

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FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement KPI Supply ChainWhen travelling, my personal preference is to take only one plane to my final destination. know this is more expensive than journeys with connections but I find it a much better overall experience. Whoever designed the temporary airside operations during the terminal extension needs their gene pool membership urgently reviewed.

FMCG Drinks Route to Market – let’s get fizzical in CEE

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Brewing & Beverages FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan RTM Assessment ToolIn a past life I ran the Supply Chain for an FMCG company in the 6 Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) countries plus Yemen in the Middle East. The Distribution model was one different legal entity per territory even for the largest market of Saudi Arabia. Sensible stuff but not exactly rocket science! Shelf empty.

FMCG: Will retailing the Amazon way see off the discounters?

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Customer service FMCG Dave Jordan Stock Control Logistics ManagementRomania has not yet bought into online FMCG supermarket retailing in a big way. There have been some trials, tribulations and a few errors but online retailing here is this nothing like on the scale seen in UK, for example. Firstly, I had to negotiate the huge queue of students (going out or coming in?) Aaaagggghhhh!

Dubai Air Show: airBaltic takes lead on Bombardier CS300

Air Transport World Online

Airlines Airshows Daily News Aircraft & Engines ATW On-Location Air Arabia Jordan airBaltic CSeries CS100 CS300 Dubai Falcon Aviation Services Gulf Air Iraqi Airways Petra Airlines SaudiGulf AirlinesLatvian national carrier airBaltic will be the launch customer for the CS300 version of Bombardier’s CSeries, the manufacturer announced at the Dubai Air Show Nov. 8. read more.

FMCG: ERP’s – how will you cope when yours fails?

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FMCG Dave Jordan ERP/SAP Supply Chain SalesYes I know, the recent blog posts have been a little Blog Gold meets Classic Blog with a touch of All Our Yesterdays and the History Channel but here is a fresh new offering. The last few months have been very busy both on the business and domestic fronts. In the Post Office I asked if I could use their fax machine! Excellent! Or not actually!

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FMCG: Performance turn-around needs fresh supply chain faces

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FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply ChainIn the greater scheme of life many questions remain unanswered but my hobby horse question is why people and notably politicians and usually male at that, cannot get on with other nationalities and/or/religions. We are not here for long yet some people spend their lives causing or being affected by conflict. Do you know?

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FMCG Supply Chain: Do you use data or information?

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FMCG Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply ChainWho coined “Big Data”? How did we get there without normal sized data, slightly larger data, chubby data and bordering on big data? People working in or associated with Supply Chains seem obsessed by data yet data itself actually tells you nothing. Really, not a lot apart from the fact that something is being measured or calculated.

FMCG SKU Proliferation: How this affects your Customer Service

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SKU FMCG Dave Jordan Stock Control S&OPFMCG SKUs sneak onto price lists when nobody is looking! Sales & Marketing colleagues prefer new launches to have lengthy lists of SKUs; different flavours, different sizes, different colours, different shapes. How many shelf facings do they want and how many do they really need? How do these decisions get through S&OP meetings? Cost per SKU.

Why Supply Chain Innovation Matters in a Fast-Changing World

Talking Logistics

Jordan Kass , Vice President of Management Services at C.H. If you have a question or comment for Jordan, post it below and keep the conversation going! Robinson control towers innovation Jordan Kass logistics service providers supply chain trends Not only is the world changing, it’s changing faster, across a variety of dimensions — technology, regulations, economic and political landscapes, demographics, and so on. What does this rapid pace of change mean for supply chains? How can companies innovate faster to adapt? Be Sociable, Share!

Your Blog Post FMCG:Top 10 Smash Hits of Warehousing & LogisticsTitle Here.

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FMCG Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan WMS Cost Reduction Logistics ManagementHello pop pickers, here is this weeks’ top 10 smash hits in this important but often forgotten part of the FMCG Supply Chain. At number 10 is All Systems Go by Donna Summer – Do not cut costs on your Warehouse Management System (WMS) and avoid any untried local “specials”. Right?).

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan accedes to the IMSO Convention

All About Shipping

Mr Mr Mazen Homoud, Ambassador of Jordan Captain Esteban Pacha, IMSO Director General. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has acceded to the IMSO Convention on 18 November  2014, bringing the total membership to 99. Captain Pacha formally welcomed the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the membership of. IMO Secretary General, Mr Koji Sekimizu H.E. the Organization.

FMCG: Do S&M cause pain in your business?

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FMCG Dave Jordan Humour S&OP SalesNo, honestly this is a blog about FMCG Supply Chains! Those seeking advice on leather whips and chains should return to Google and search again now. Within any FMCG business are there any people lacking more in structure, discipline and planning as Sales and Marketing colleagues? Innovation? Is it me or is innovation always late? No, no, no!

FMCG warehouse capacity in Romania: A Short Story

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FMCG Dave Jordan Brewing & Bewerages Supply Chain CEEThe car bounced over the dirt road of potholes and puddles and approached the expansive, looming warehouse building that was once so full of life and bustling activity. Paper and polystyrene fast–food litter gathered up by the breeze blew across the distribution centre parking area to be fought over by bony, mongrel dogs.

Air Arabia 1H profits down 4% on yield pressures, investments

Air Transport World Online

Airlines Finance & Data Daily News Air Arabia Air Arabia Jordan Airewards Amman Erbil Jeddah Kuwait MENA Middle East and North Africa Petra Airlines Queen Alia International Airport Sharm al Sheikh Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Thani UrumqiSharjah-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia reported a first-half net profit of AED237 million ($64.5 read more.

When sex is the currency: corruption in the Arab World

Space for Transparency

“For every button you open on your blouse, you will get an extra grade in the course,” a professor told a female student when she visited his office at a private university in Jordan. He demanded a sexual favour in return for a passing grade. She failed. She is not alone. Many women in the […]. Gender gender international women's day sextortion

FMCG Supply Chain: Famous Last Words

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FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OPThe “Famous Last words” of people can be intriguing, rude and frequently very, very funny yet equally they can be complete nonsense. In the context of the FMCG Supply Chain, “Famous Last Words” are usually uttered just before something disastrous or unexpected happens. Rarely is the term used with the expectation of good news to follow.

Big Data, Cognitive Computing, and the Future of Electronic Health Records

Enterra Insights

“Sometime in the not too distant future,” predicts Jordan Novet (@jordannovet), “your doctor could write you a prescription for a … Continued The post Big Data, Cognitive Computing, and the Future of Electronic Health Records appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Cognitive Computing Healthcare Natural Language Processing Technology

FMCG IBP Team Behaviours: Wrecking Market Deployment

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FMCG Dave Jordan Pharma S&OP Team Agri IBPOver several years I have been involved in many Integrated Business Planning (IBP) meetings as a facilitator, observer or participant. Every IBP process is rightly different in every company and sector, e.g. FMCG, Pharma, Agri but the basics essentially remain the same. The purpose is to balance demand & supply in the extended supply chain.

FMCG CEE Logistics; Transport, Trucks and Yorkie Bars

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FMCG Dave Jordan CEE Logistics Management Transport“ I like trucking, I like trucking, I like trucking and I like to truck.” Those of you who have not been on this planet very long and people who like hedgehogs will not be familiar with this Not The 9 O’clock News sketch from 1970’s UK TV. Remember, when a truck delivers your product they form part of your face to the customer.

FMCG: Costs and Supply Chain Excellence

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Brewing & Beverages FMCG Inventory Management Dave Jordan Forecasting & Demand PlanningI recently had a lengthy discussion with someone from the UK Armed Forces who was preparing to lead his men into a dangerous part of the world. enquired about the logistics of delivering people, arms, ammunition and machines to the right place at the right time. Taking bullets as the focus.

FMCG Success Story: Focus on Customers - see the Benefits

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Customer service FMCG Dave Jordan Sales RTM Assessment ToolOnce upon a time there was an FMCG company that I will refer to as “Foresight”. Foresight” had spent many years and many Euros creating an acknowledged slick Supply Chain. Top class regional and global buying. Flexible and cost effective factory network. State of the art ERP. Rigorous S&OP/IBP with top team buy-in. What happened?

CPI 2013: Crackdown on Middle Eastern civil society must stop

Space for Transparency

Access to information Accountability Africa and Middle East Civil society Defence and Security Human rights Measurement and Research People power Politics and government Whistleblowing Algeria arab spring Bahrain Civil war Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 featured Iraq jordan Lebanon Libya NGOs syria Tunisia Yemen Yemen protests

Arab universities must admit the cost of corruption

Space for Transparency

Africa and Middle East Education Politics and government Young people faculty Global Corruption Report: Education jordan Middle East and North Africa Political patronage Saudi Arabia students syria Universities University admissions report released by Transparency International, “Global Corruption Report: Education,” is the first report by the organization examining corruption in education.

Analysis: could 2015 be a year to remember for sparkling Expeditors?

The Loadstar

This comes in a year of tumultuous executive changes: chief operating officer Jordan Gates and Asia-Pacific director and co-founder James Wang both retired, following on from the retirement of previous chief. Read the full article. The post Analysis: could 2015 be a year to remember for sparkling Expeditors? appeared first on The Loadstar.

You can make big data work for you

OPS Rules

Jordan, a recognized expert in the field of data analysis and a distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. In a recent interview with IEEE Spectrum Magazine , Jordan shared some profound insights on how misuse of Big Data could lead to distrust and eventual demise of the field. Jordan is right to be concerned. They are likely to be white noise. ”.

Procurious on Direct and Indirect Spend – Yes, It’s a Useless Definition for Procurement

Spend Matters

Categories: A recent blog on the Procurious website by Jordan Early asked whether the classic Direct and Indirect spend definition is a useful classification for procurement. (By the way, he sounds like a cool sort of guy - “When I''m away from the wonderful world of procurement I enjoy surfing, snowboarding, running and playing guitar.”

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Back in January 2014, I spoke with one of Oz Development’s customers, Jordan Kivelstadt, founder and CEO of Free Flow Wines , a pioneer in the “wine on tap” movement that Jordan and his partner launched in 2009. Freightview Launches New Google Chrome Application. 3PL Central Receives $17.5 Million Investment to Power Warehouse Management Software in the Cloud. req’d ). req’d ).

[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Logistics Industry Trends Set to Transform 2016 & Beyond

Freight Management

Although logistics providers have been gradually switching towards sustainable efforts, such as the use of natural gas-powered vehicles, the push for sustainability in 2016 will exceed that of previous years, explains Jordan England-Nelson. We have discussed how manufacturers are changing the landscape through surprising, innovative trends. Logistics Entities Move Towards Sustainability.

Top 5 PLM Reasons to Attend Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016

Oracle SCM

Kerrie Jordan is Director, PLM Product Marketing at Oracle. The Modern Supply Chain Experience is the most important event of the year for users of Oracle's Supply Chain Management applications, including Product Lifecycle Management. To see why this event is more popular than any other for PLM users, watch this short video to see the top 5 PLM reasons to attend in 2016.

The dangers of keeping logistics moving in the war-torn markets of Syria and Iraq

The Loadstar

Down-to-earth CEO Mourad Aoun has both drive and a desire for the company to grow from its offices in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Dubai and now Turkey. Some logistics companies have tougher challenges than others. But operating in Syria and Iraq must be one of the harder jobs right now– and it’s where Net Logistics works. But how does it work in such a complex warzone? Read the full article.