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The Importance of KPI Monitoring and Feedback Mechanisms in Supply Chain Management for Continuous Optimisation
(RESEARCH INVENTION JOURNAL OF CURRENT ISSUES IN ARTS AND MANAGEMENT, 2024) Aleke Jude Uchechukwu; Echegu Darlington Arinze
Amidst the fast-paced changes in the business landscape, organisations were under growing pressure to enhance their supply chain operations to stay competitive. This study examined the crucial significance of monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and providing feedback mechanisms to promote ongoing improvement in supply chain management. Based on current research and industry knowledge, the article explored the importance of matching key performance indicators (KPIs) with strategic goals and using modern analytics and technology to get immediate insights. The report identified challenges such as data integration and system compatibility and provided ideas for overcoming these obstacles. In addition, the paper focuses on new trends such as blockchain technology and sustainability metrics. It provided practical suggestions for organisations to improve supply chain performance and attain a sustainable competitive advantage. This research enhanced knowledge on the subject and offered practical insights for organisations aiming to improve their supply chain operations by combining contemporary literature and empirical facts.
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The Relationship Between Employees’ Welfare and Organisational Performance: A Case of Igara Growers Tea Factory-Bushenyi District
(RESEARCH INVENTION JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC AND EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES, 2024) Kirungi Richard; Nayebare Julian; Abenawe Kirungi Reyhan
This study highlights the relationship between trade unions and organisational performance in Uganda. The research used purposive and random sampling techniques to determine the sample size of 374 using the Slovens formula. The data collected was analyzed using the SPSS computer program and 374 respondents participated in the study. The findings of the study revealed that there is a positive correlation between
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Unveiling the Lifeline: Blood Transfusions in Severe Breast Cancer Treatment
(Haematology International Journal, 2024) Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu
Breast cancer, a pervasive global health concern, often presents in severe forms necessitating multidimensional treatment strategies. Blood transfusions stand as a crucial adjunctive therapy in managing severe breast cancer, mitigating hematologic complications, and optimizing treatment outcomes. This review delineates the pivotal role of blood transfusions in the comprehensive management of severe breast cancer, encompassing their impact on anemia management, supportive care in chemotherapy and immunotherapy, and reduction of treatment-associated morbidity. Challenges including immunomodulatory effects, resource allocation, and transfusion-related complications are discussed, alongside future directions emphasizing personalized transfusion strategies, integration with emerging therapies, and patient-centered outcomes research. Through elucidating the multifaceted role of blood transfusions, this review underscores their indispensability in the evolving landscape of severe breast cancer treatment, guiding clinical practice and fostering advancements in oncologic care.
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A thorough examination of Open Data Initiatives in East Africa, focusing on how they improve the accessibility of data
(RESEARCH INVENTION JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC AND EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES, 2024) Echegu Darlington Arinze
Despite the progress made in infrastructure and technology, East Africa, which includes nations such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan, nevertheless has difficulties in terms of data accessibility, transparency, and governance. Timely, accurate, and relevant data is essential for sustainable growth, efficient policy creation, and informed decision-making. In the past, the availability and accessibility of data from East Africa have been limited, which has impeded efforts to tackle socioeconomic challenges such as healthcare delivery, environmental sustainability, and poverty reduction. Enhancing the accessibility and transparency of data is crucial for promoting progress and development. This study investigates open data projects in East Africa, specifically analysing their influence, difficulties, and potential advantages. The projects have the goal of making data access more accessible to everyone and promoting innovation. However, they encounter obstacles such as problems with the quality of data, gaps in capability, restrictions imposed by policies, and limitations in finance. Methods to address these challenges including boosting systems for ensuring the quality of data, bolstering efforts to increase capacity, refining regulatory frameworks, and promoting collaboration among stakeholders. Case studies in agriculture, health, and urban planning illustrate the significant influence of open data efforts, which promote socio-economic progress by fostering openness, accountability, innovation, and public empowerment. Nevertheless, obstacles such as data quality, deficiencies in capability, restrictions imposed by policies, and limitations in finance impede the complete realisation of the full potential of open data. We utilised relevant public data from varied and credible databases spanning the years 2004 to 2014. To summarise, open data projects have significant potential to promote sustainable development in East Africa. Stakeholders may harness the revolutionary potential of data by tackling obstacles and seizing favourable circumstances, therefore promoting comprehensive development and innovation for the region's socio-economic progress.
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Acclimatization to Professional Ethical Standards by Academic Staff in Nigeria’s Tertiary Institutions of Learning
(OAPUB, 2023-10-12) Idhalama, Ogagaoghene Uzezi; Aluede, Oyaziwo; Adedotun, Kikelomo Oluwayemisi
This article investigated the extent to which academic staff completes their course outlines before examinations; the state of harassment of students by academic staff; the rate at which examination questions are leaked to students by academic staff; the rate at which academic staff is involved in issues of plagiarism and the level of fair evaluation and non-discrimination of students by academic staff. The study used the descriptive (survey) research design. A total of 171 academic staff selected through convenience sampling participated in the study. The instrument used in this study was constructed by current researchers, which was content validated and it also yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.81. Findings revealed that the majority of the lecturers in Nigerian tertiary institutions ensured that they complete their course outlines before final examinations, and are not found wanting in terms of harassing their students in any form. The study further revealed that the rate at which examination questions are leaked to students by academic staff remains very low. Based on the findings, it is therefore recommended that workshops on ethics be organized for academic staff that will be geared towards helping to bring to zero level incidence of unethical activities in tertiary institutions of learning in Nigeria.