OLA field visit in Afghanistan

Mid january, I went to Kabul for my annual field visit. At the agenda, mainly LAT & LINK #2 training.

Everything went well, and the team did great job!

Enjoy the pictures.

                                                

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1 Month – 1 Log / 1 Mois – 1 Log: Peter Ogar

Meet Peter Ogar

 Driver, Nigeria

Peter Oga, an Action Against Hunger driver in Nigeria, has dedicated his hard work to AAH since 2011. A stickler for quality work and high standards, Peter ensures that both his vehicles and his passengers get to where they need to be in one piece. The Nigeria team is thankful to have Peter’s professionalism and skill in rapidly changing and often stressful contexts.

Tell us about your career.

I joined Action Against Hunger in 2011. Before this, I was a mechanic and a driver. I’ve always had passion for my work. I would always ensure that any customer bringing their car to me for repair was satisfied with my work.

Tell us about a typical day diving for ACF.

Each day, I report to the office. I check all of the necessary things in each vehicle and ensure the fleet is clean and in working order before starting any driving for the day. If needed, I make any repairs and wash the vehicles

What do you like best about your job?

What is a like best is that I have the opportunity to work for a humanitarian organization. I have always wanted to work in a job where I can help those in need.

What are you most proud of professionally?

I am very proud of my work because I have never been involved in any road traffic accident. Whether I am driving expatriates or local staff, I ensure they reach their destinations safely.

What is the most challenging aspect of your job?

The most challenging aspect of this job is the unpredictable way people drive in Abuja, putting me and my passengers at risk all the time. I must always be prepared for any situation which can be difficult.

What are the most important qualities for drivers to possess?

A driver must always respect traffic and maintenance laws, must be able to think ahead and react quickly, must be aware of any noise or movement around their vehicle, and generally just be very alert and aware of their surroundings. In addition to having good driving skills, drivers must have good knowledge of traffic rules and regulations.

What advice would you give to new drivers?

My advice to new drivers is to continue to develop their skills, stay focused, be patient, and obey traffic rules and regulations. Specifically, make sure you properly track your paper work and keep it in good condition.

What makes driving for a humanitarian organization different than another driving job?

The major difference in my experience is the opportunity to help those people who are less privileged and the series of capacity building initiatives offered by Action Against Hunger. These trainings equip me and my fellow drivers with the skills to create a better driving culture.

What are some of the most significant changes you’ve seen in the sector?

The scale of humanitarian operations has increased dramatically. With increased funding from a number of donors, I have seen a significant growth in geographical reach, especially in areas that were not accessible in the past.

What challenges and innovations do you see on the horizon for humanitarian professionals?

For challenges, the landscape is becoming more and more competitive with more actors trying to find space and work in areas where others are working. At the same time, donor funding is decreasing as more and more countries are affected by humanitarian crisis. While this is a challenge for humanitarian organizations, it is also an opportunity for innovation as organizations much think out of the box and come up with new strategies and implantation methods. A recent change in this regard is multi-sectoral programming and organizations coming together as consortiums to jointly apply for funds.

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1 Month – 1 Log / 1 Mois – 1 Log: Santa Claus

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Santa Claus

International Supply Coordinator

Hello everyone!!

Very exceptionally, we just got an incredible interview with probably the most efficient log in the world!! Here is the feedback he just gave us for a quick set of questions, as per our fellow colleagues in the field…

With centuries of humanitarian and logistics experience, Santa Claus has accepted to answer a quick interview to one of ACF representative, during his “2017 distribution tour”. After two extra-busy days of delivering his self-manufactured packages throughout the world, now is the time to return home and prepare next year distribution. Very hard to reach, this time Santa accepted exceptionally to ask him a few question and help us understand how he works. Santa lives in Lapland, close to the North Pole, along with his elves and reindeers that he cares for.

 

How long have you been doing this job?

Ho, ho, ho, not a simple question I see. Well, to tell you the truth, I hardly remember. I’m an old man now. I think the first time I stopped to discuss with someone here during a delivery was in 1604. The man was named…. Thomas Nast. He had two good sons. Couldn’t pass by without a quick exchange when he called for me.

   

I have always loved children. One day I decided that I could do something for all of them over the world, and reward the ones that behaved particularly well to make this world better. I built my manufacture in the North, far from other livings, in order not to disturb as we chopped a lot of wood, made quite some noises in the making…

We never were disturbed by neighbors and that’s also what my collaborators liked. First, because the reindeers like their freedom and could hand around in the woods around the house. Second because my little elves were from the area. I met them at the start. Tiny creatures, craving for company and enjoying life as it comes. They were more than happy to help me with my project. So that’s how it all started.

 

What do you like best and least about your job?

What I like most is the team spirit here at the manufacturing site, then of course the flying, with my reindeers; Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder, and Blixem. Rudolph is my newest friend as he joined the team a century ago only if I remember well. So I’m really into fleet and security management, that I came to learn progressively by myself: securing the packages, seat belts, reviewing harnesses and keeping with me sufficient food and water to feed the reindeers. It quickly became a routine.

What I enjoy least is all the invoicing to handle when I return home. After delivering trillions of packages every year, within just 1 night, can you believe I still have someone on my back to pay the bills before the 31st of December?

My friend the bogeyman sometimes helped me but after some time I think he missed the fun and started fooling around. Somehow he was becoming very difficult to manage. I had to review all my internal policies, deploy a real staff coverage for the elves, etc…

I think it was both complex and interesting to go through this new learning process. It made me see the job in a very different way and the elves now seem even more productive!

 

What are your proudest professional moments?

The most incredible moments of my career is when I intentionally drop something in someone’s house, or take enough time to disappear in the chimney so that children can see a glimpse of me during the night. They should be sleeping, kind as they are, but I can totally understand their curiosity… (smile)

      

Is there one moment in particular that caught your memories?

Hmm… let me think. Yes.

There are those Christmas were everything is going wrong. The world itself is not spinning the right way and violence among humans is spreading over so many places. I think it was in 1943, when I felt really down about my job, its meaning and what I could actually bring to the kids… that the elves, suddenly, raised their heads to me and said:

“No way we can let you down boss. You’re our hope, our motivation, and all that sweat all year long must mean something to the children of the world. If we can get even just 1 smile from them tonight, then all of it is worth it!”

You know what they’ve done after that? A giant party in the warehouse, as if all toys, puppets and dolls were live beings, dancing with us all night.

         

What is the most challenging aspects of your job?

Ho, ho, ho… the most challenging is definitely the distribution of so many gifts and packages or various sizes within a very short timeframe!

If I haven’t checked up the list of wishes from the children, well in advance, then my planning is really difficult to put in place and organize well my distribution plan. Most of the time I even get last minute notices or modifications. Kids that change their initial request, or new-born babies that suddenly need something for their Christmas too.

Thankfully, I have a good instinct for the season’s preferences of kids, so what we’ve done is put in place some framework agreement on the major toys and raw materials providers. Then we extra-produce slightly to make sure we’ll cover all the demands.

 

What about residual stocks?

Generally, either I manage to have them distributed to some very poor kids the year after, otherwise we make sure we have some recycling companies down in Iceland and Norway. From there we have established clear contracts that specify that at least 95% of the materials we return will be recycled and transformed for a better use. And it really works! Sometimes I even get back some raw materials to save cutting new trees.

Oh, by the way, we do plant trees all along the year to compensate all our activities.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Clearly, I get an international experience and learn new ideas by overseeing and observing different people and their culture. It is so interesting you cannot imagine how sometimes people do not understand each other because of their culture, while they have so much more in common!

But above all, the most rewarding is of course the smile from these cute kids all over the planet, who just find some joy wherever they are, and whatever the context.

 

What are the most important qualities for a “logistics” professional such as yourself to possess?

I can only speak for my personal experience, but clearly you need to be well organized, master the constraints of your environment by collecting the right information and communicate well. With your suppliers, requesters to get their right needs delivered, etc. Of course I have my own ways to communicate with the kids, through their parents, ho, ho, ho.

 

What advice would you give to new logistics professionals?

Hmmm… I would say… Keep it simple and remember that logistics is all about being organized, integer and professional. It is crucial to uphold your humanitarian principles and keep your objectives and performance aimed at humanitarian aid efficiency.

 

Do you know ACF a little bit, and what are some of the most significant changes you’ve seen in the sector since you began your career?

Of course I know you all. I’ve heard about your personal wishes and satisfied some of them, for most of you hopefully. Ho, ho, ho.

Regarding the evolution of the sector, I am glad to see it constantly self-criticizing. Somehow you always try to look for better way, whether social or professional, to do your job. I can only congratulate you guys, everywhere you work, for the energy and dedication you put in your activities!

 

What challenges and innovations do you see on the horizon for humanitarian logistics?

Well, organizations and global environment are changing. I suppose you’ll have to go through tough times about finding the right setup and survive in this global context. In terms of innovation, I think the one topic that everybody should have in mind now is “environment”. The footprint you’ll leave behind for Humanity is as important as the assistance you bring today.

 

Thank you so much for you time Santa. Wishing you the best for the future, and hoping you’ll satisfy again generations of kids as you’ve done until now…

 

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Père Noël

Coordinateur d’Approvisionnement International

Bonjour à tous!!

Très exceptionnellement, nous avons eu une interview incroyable avec probablement le logisticien le plus efficace au monde !! Voici les réponses qu’il nous a données pour une série de questions rapides, tout comme pour nos collègues sur le terrain …

Avec des siècles d’expérience humanitaire et logistique, le Père Noël a accepté de répondre à un entretien rapide avec l’un des représentants d’ACF, lors de sa «tournée de distribution 2017». Après deux jours intenses de livraison de ses propres colis dans le monde, il est temps désormais de rentrer chez lui et de préparer déjà la distribution de l’année prochaine. Très difficile à atteindre, cette fois le Père Noël a accepté exceptionnellement de lui poser quelques questions et de nous aider à comprendre comment il travaille. Le père Noël vit en Laponie, près du pôle Nord, avec ses lutins et ses rennes dont il prend soin.

 

Depuis combien de temps faites-vous ce travail ?

Ho, ho, ho, pas une simple question que je vois. Eh bien, pour te dire la vérité, je m’en souviens à peine. Je suis un vieil homme maintenant. Je pense que la première fois que je me suis arrêté pour discuter avec quelqu’un ici lors d’une livraison était en 1604. L’homme a été nommé …. Thomas Nast. Il avait deux bons fils. Je ne pouvais pas vraiment l’ignorer lorsqu’il m’a appelé au loin et nous avons discuté.

J’ai toujours aimé les enfants. Un jour, j’ai décidé que je pouvais faire quelque chose pour tous à travers le monde, et récompenser ceux qui se comportaient particulièrement bien pour rendre ce monde meilleur. J’ai construit ma petite usine dans le Nord, loin des autres citoyens de ce monde, afin de ne pas déranger car nous avons coupé beaucoup de bois, fait beaucoup de bruits pendant la fabrication …

Nous n’avons jamais été dérangés par les voisins et c’est aussi ce que mes collaborateurs ont aimé. D’abord, parce que les rennes aiment leur liberté et pourraient se promener dans les bois autour de la maison. Deuxièmement parce que mes petits elfes venaient de la région. Je les ai rencontrés au début. Créatures minuscules, avides de compagnie et appréciant la vie comme elle vient. Ils étaient plus qu’heureux de m’aider avec mon projet. Voilà comment tout a commencé.

 

Qu’aimez-vous le mieux et le moins dans votre travail ?

Ce que j’aime le plus c’est l’esprit d’équipe ici sur le site de fabrication, puis bien sûr le vol, avec mes rennes; Dasher, Danseur, Prancer, Vixen, Comète, Cupidon, Dunder et Blixem. Rodolphe est mon ami le plus récent car il a rejoint l’équipe il y a un siècle seulement si je me souviens bien. Donc, je suis vraiment dans la gestion de la flotte et de la sécurité, que j’ai appris à apprendre progressivement: sécuriser les paquets, les ceintures de sécurité, revoir les harnais et garder avec moi suffisamment de nourriture et d’eau pour nourrir les rennes. C’est rapidement devenu une routine.

Ce que j’aime le moins, c’est toute la facturation à gérer quand je rentre à la maison. Après avoir livré des trillions de colis chaque année, en seulement une nuit, pouvez-vous croire que j’ai encore quelqu’un sur mon dos pour payer les factures avant le 31 décembre?

Mon ami l’épouvantail m’a parfois aidé mais après un certain temps je pense qu’il a perdu le plaisir des choses et a commencé à perturber un peu les activités. D’une manière ou d’une autre, il devenait très difficile à gérer. J’ai dû revoir toutes mes politiques internes, déployer une réelle couverture sociale et salariale pour les elfes, etc…

Je pense qu’il était à la fois complexe et intéressant de passer par ce nouveau processus d’apprentissage. Cela m’a fait voir le travail d’une manière très différente et les elfes semblent maintenant encore plus productifs!

 

Quels sont vos plus grands moments de fierté professionnelle ?

Les moments les plus incroyables de ma carrière sont lorsque je laisse intentionnellement tomber quelque chose dans la maison de quelqu’un, ou que je prends mon temps pour disparaître dans la cheminée afin que les enfants puissent voir un aperçu de moi pendant la nuit. Ils devraient dormir, gentils comme ils sont, mais je peux totalement comprendre leur curiosité… (sourire)

Y a-t-il un moment en particulier qui a capté vos souvenirs ?

Hmm … laissez moi réfléchir. Oui.

Il y a ces Noël où tout va mal. Le monde lui-même ne tourne pas dans le bon sens et la violence entre les humains s’étend sur tant d’endroits. Je pense que c’était en 1943, quand je me suis senti vraiment mal à propos de mon travail, de sa signification et de ce que je pouvais réellement apporter aux enfants… que les elfes, soudainement, levaient la tête vers moi et disaient:

“Nous ne pouvons pas vous laisser tomber patron. Vous êtes notre espoir, notre motivation, et toute cette sueur toute l’année doit signifier quelque chose pour les enfants du monde. Si nous ne pouvons obtenir qu’un seul sourire d’eux ce soir, alors tout cela en vaut la peine! ”

Vous savez ce qu’ils ont fait après ça? Une fête géante dans l’entrepôt, comme si tous les jouets, marionnettes et poupées étaient des êtres vivants, dansant avec nous toute la nuit.

Quels sont les aspects les plus difficiles de votre travail ?

Ho, ho, ho … le plus difficile est certainement la distribution de tant de cadeaux et de paquets ou de tailles différentes dans un délai très court!

Si je n’ai pas vérifié la liste des souhaits des enfants, bien à l’avance, alors ma planification est vraiment difficile à mettre en place et à bien organiser mon plan de distribution. La plupart du temps, je reçois même des avis ou des modifications de dernière minute. Les enfants qui changent leur demande initiale, ou les nouveau-nés qui ont soudainement besoin de quelque chose pour leur Noël aussi.

Heureusement, j’ai un bon instinct pour les préférences de la saison des enfants, donc ce que nous avons fait est de mettre en place un accord-cadre sur les principaux fournisseurs de jouets et de matières premières. Ensuite, nous produisons légèrement pour nous assurer que nous couvrirons toutes les demandes.

Comment faites-vous pour les stocks résiduels ?

En général, je réussis à les distribuer à des enfants les plus pauvres l’année suivante, sinon nous nous sommes assuré d’avoir des entreprises de recyclage en Islande et en Norvège. De là, nous avons établi des contrats clairs qui précisent qu’au moins 95% des matériaux que nous retournons seront recyclés et transformés pour une meilleure utilisation. Et ça marche vraiment! Parfois, je récupère même des matières premières pour éviter de couper de nouveaux arbres.

Oh, au fait, nous plantons des arbres tout au long de l’année pour compenser toutes nos activités.

Quel est l’aspect le plus gratifiant de votre travail ?

Clairement, j’obtiens une expérience internationale et apprends de nouvelles idées en supervisant et en observant différentes personnes et leur culture. C’est tellement intéressant que vous ne pouvez pas imaginer comment parfois les gens ne se comprennent pas à cause de leur culture, alors qu’ils ont tellement en commun!

Mais par-dessus tout, le plus gratifiant est bien sûr le sourire de ces adorables enfants de toute la planète, qui trouvent juste de la joie où qu’ils se trouvent, et quel que soit le contexte.

Quelles sont les qualités les plus importantes pour un professionnel de la «logistique» comme vous ?

Je ne peux parler que de mon expérience personnelle, mais il est clair que vous devez être bien organisé, maîtriser les contraintes de votre environnement en recueillant les bonnes informations et bien communiquer. Avec vos fournisseurs, les demandeurs pour obtenir leurs bons besoins, etc. Bien sûr, j’ai mes propres façons de communiquer avec les enfants, à travers leurs parents, ho, ho, ho.

Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux nouveaux professionnels de la logistique ?

Hmmm … Je dirais … Gardez les choses simples et souvenez-vous que la logistique est une question d’organisation, d’intégrité et de professionnalisme. Il est essentiel de respecter vos principes humanitaires et de maintenir vos objectifs et votre performance en matière d’efficacité de l’aide humanitaire.

Connaissez-vous ACF un peu, et quels sont les changements les plus significatifs que vous ayez vus dans le secteur depuis le début de votre carrière?

Bien sûr, je vous connais tous. J’ai entendu parler de vos souhaits personnels et j’en ai satisfait certains, pour la plupart d’entre vous, je l’espère. Ho ho ho.

En ce qui concerne l’évolution du secteur, je suis heureux de le voir constamment autocritique. D’une façon ou d’une autre, vous essayez toujours de chercher une meilleure façon, sociale ou professionnelle, de faire votre travail. Je ne peux que vous féliciter, les gars, partout où vous travaillez, pour l’énergie et le dévouement que vous mettez dans vos activités!

Quels défis et innovations voyez-vous à l’avenir pour la logistique humanitaire?

Eh bien, les organisations et l’environnement mondial changent. Je suppose que vous devrez traverser des moments difficiles pour trouver la bonne configuration et survivre dans ce contexte mondial. En termes d’innovation, je pense que le sujet que tout le monde devrait avoir en tête est «environnement». L’empreinte que vous laisserez pour l’humanité est aussi importante que l’aide que vous apportez aujourd’hui.

Merci beaucoup pour votre temps Père Noël. Je vous souhaite le meilleur pour l’avenir, et j’espère que vous satisferez à nouveau des générations d’enfants comme vous l’avez fait jusqu’à maintenant …

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1 Month – 1 Log / 1 Mois – 1 Log: Anthony Bidhali

Meet Anthony Bidhali

Logistics Manager, Nigeria

With years of humanitarian administrative and logistics experience, Anthony Bidhali joined the Action Against Hunger family in 2012 as a Logistics Officer in his home country, South Sudan. After two years managing field logistics and supply chains, Anthony assumed the position of Logistics Manager in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Three years later, in 2017, Anthony accepted his first international post and moved to Nigeria to his current role of Logistics Manager in Damaturu, Nigeria.

Tell us about your current role as Logistics Manager.

My primary role as logistics manager is to ensure the logistics department is functioning effectively and efficiently so it can properly steer the organization. This includes analyzing and coordinating logistical functions, team management, strategic planning, and managing the entire life cycle of the supply chain, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of materials and resources.

This is also my first international position after working with AAH for over 5 years in my home country, South Sudan. Working in Nigeria has been a great opportunity for me with a lot of change and transformations. For example, I have spent the last 11 months managing local procurement for 12+ grants, managing at least 50 vehicles a day (compared to the 15 I managed in South Sudan), and managed a team of 10 to 22 people in different capacities including handling high staff turnover and managing large workloads with understaffed teams.

What do you like best and least about your jobs?

What I like most is the team spirit and close collaboration with different stakeholders, from government institutions, NGOs, and suppliers. Above all, fleet and security management is one of the most hectic logistics responsibilities that I did not like initially. However, I am actually beginning to enjoy it now that I am more involved and have more experience.

What are your proudest professional moments?

The most exciting time in my career was when I was promoted to the Logistics Manager role after working diligently to learn and apply the different logistics tools to manage the mission fleet and support the logistics coordinator. In addition, I was very proud of my experience building and leading successful teams and receiving their congratulations and complimentary messages after my promotion.

I am also proud of how I have been able to adapt and handle the changes in working in an international position. The move to Nigeria brought contextual and environmental differences, which I have been able to manage, and a much higher volume of work compared to my position in South Sudan. The greatest challenges for me being in an international position include difficult communication to my friends and family at home and the bureaucracy and corruption I am facing in this new country.

What is the most challenging and most rewarding aspects of your job?

Common challenges in my position include poor organization and communication within the department made worse by poor planning. All of this can be mitigated though by investing in the time and resources to enhance coordination and performance. I have also faced challenges in managing the large fleet here at the Damaturu base. When I joined, the base was facing challenges with vehicle rentals, including documentation, reconciliation, meeting standards, etc. I have managed to push through a number of changes and tapped into the skills of my team. Coming from a supply chain management background, my experience thus far has really changed my once-reluctant attitude to fleet management and I am excited to continue developing my skills.

A rewarding aspect is the chance to gain international experience and learn new ideas by collaborating with different people. Above all, the most rewarding is working with beneficiaries and seeing hunger-free communities after our interventions.

 

What are the most important qualities for a logistics professional to possess?

Logistics professionals are faced with a lot of challenges day-to-day that call for integrity, problem solving, analytical skills, leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.

What advice would you give to new logistics professionals?

Remember to maintain professionalism in the field, even in the face of road blocks and frustration. It is crucial to uphold humanitarian principles and take their role seriously to ensure the efficient delivery of humanitarian aid.

What are some of the most significant changes you’ve seen in the sector since you began your career?

I have seen the growing significance of logistics functions as operations become more and more global. Logistics is not specific to certain region or projects – we must function well to get products all over the world. Additionally, there has been a significant increase in women logisticians. Although logistics has traditionally been male-dominated, there is now greater opportunity for female leadership.

What challenges and innovations do you see on the horizon for humanitarian logistics?

The logistics department has grown to be more of an establish professional institution that provides the opportunity to mentor new professionals and share knowledge to meet the needs of each mission. On the technical side, I have seen the development of fleet tracking devices to improve complex fleet management systems and software that allows logisticians to analyze and track information more quickly. Despite these innovations, the logistics department still faces challenges in coordination as we must work across geographical distances, communicate between country offices and headquarters, and experience technical failures and inconsistencies.

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Special day…

If you had been in HQ today, you would have seen unusual people, as I did!…

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SpecLog November 2017 / Novembre 2017

Good morning Loggies!

We just ended a new SpecLog this November, where we tried a combined French/English session (with headsets and all guys! We get more moderns by the day) for 12 participants!

Welcome and thanks to you guys, hoping you’ll get a chance to participate to B-Log community also: Auguste, Bertrand, Yves, Soe Moe, Drabo, Khin Cho, Yao, Marc, Anaïs, David, Alassane and Juliette!

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Salut les Logs!

Nous venons de terminer une nouvelle SpecLog en novembre, où nous avons essayé une session combinée français / anglais (avec des casques et tout! On se modernise un peu plus chaque jour).

Bienvenue et merci à vous tous, en espérant que vous aurez également la chance de participer à la communauté B-Log: Auguste, Bertrand, Yves, Soe Moe, Drabo, Khin Cho, Yao, Marc, Anaïs, David, Alassane et Juliette!

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« Supply Chain Expenditure & Preparedness Investment Opportunities » study report

Waouh!

Look at that! ACF Logistics and IS dpt is publishing a study, finally telling the “truth” about those well known statements:

  1. 60 to 80% of the humanitarian funding are passing through the supply chain,
  2. 1 Euro invested in Preparedness could save 7 Euros in Response.

Are they true? Do they apply to ACF past emergency answers? You wanna know the answer? If you ‘re invited to the Logistics Cluster meeting taking place this week you’ll hear about it, otherwise read the report!

You will find it on NHF if you’re working within ACF, ortherwise there: https://sharing.oodrive.com/pfv2-sharing/sharings/VkkPCo6S.-qz4qksQ

And you will see that a lot can be improved in emergency answers thanks to preparedness and logistics !

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OLA field visit in Myanmar

Beginning of November, I was in Myanmar for my annual field visit. It was a real pleasure to be there as, when I discussed with non-log staffs, they all tell me that logistic is never an issue. It was unanimous. The team is really service oriented & efficient. If you add to that a very high LAT score, everything is perfect!

So, congratulation guys, keep that’s spirit and level of demands!

 The great team of Yangoon

New Yangoon office 

 Our Office in Sittwe

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How to be regularly informed about B-Log news?

Hello Logs!

Today we’d like to share with you this incredible “add-on” as it allows receiving directly the latest logisticians’ publications on B-log… directly into your mailbox!

How to do it? Simple.

  • Select the Activity streams tab
  • Right-click on the small ‘RSS’ indication shown here:

  • Select “copy the link” option
  • Open your outlook account. In the left section, below your mailbox menu, you should find a RSS Feed menu:

  • Right-click on RSS Feed and “Add a new RSS feed”
  • Copy the address of the link you just collected and validate creation of RSS Feed.

That’s it! You now have a live feed on all the publications and updates on B-log, directly in your mailbox.

Hope you’ll enjoy that new functionality,

Best Regards,

Fred, Community Manager

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Bonjour Logs!

Aujourd’hui, nous aimerions partager avec vous cet incroyable “add-on” car il permet de recevoir directement les dernières publications de vos collègues logisticiens dans B-Log… directement dans votre boîte aux lettres!

Comment faire? Simple.

  • Sélectionnez l’onglet Flux d’activité (Activity streams en anglais)
  • Faites un clic droit sur la petite indication “RSS” montrée ici:

  • Sélectionnez l’option “copier le lien”
  • Ouvrez votre compte Outlook. Dans la section de gauche, sous le menu de votre boîte aux lettres, vous devriez trouver un menu Flux RSS:
  • Faites un clic droit sur Flux RSS et “Ajouter un nouveau flux RSS”
  • Copiez l’adresse du lien que vous venez de collecter et validez la création du flux RSS.

C’est tout! Vous avez maintenant un flux en direct sur toutes les publications et mises à jour sur B-log, directement dans votre boîte aux lettres.

J’espère que vous apprécierez cette nouvelle fonctionnalité,

A bientôt,

Fred, Community Manager

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NEW ITEMS in the LINK

Good morning everyone,

Did you know that we have a dedicated Link section in B-Log? In there the Catalogue Manager (myself for now 🙂 ) regularly publishes the new items created.
>> But it’s also a forum where you could raise a discussion about new items to create, or getting advices on how to qualify this or that item…

So don’t hesitate to have a look!

The biggest news for now are:
– the creation of articles to include the double unit issue:
I.e.: stones, gravel, sand, can now be ordered with a volume unit!
– the better definition of services, with adapted pictures, to help choosing the one you need

So, time for sharing around and notifying your Program Managers! 😉

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Bonjour à tous,

Saviez-vous que nous avons une section dédiée au Link dans B-Log? Là, le gestionnaire de catalogue (moi-même pour l’instant :)) publie régulièrement les nouveaux articles créés.
>> Mais c’est aussi un forum où vous pouvez discuter de nouveaux articles que vous souhaiteriez voir, ou obtenir des conseils sur la façon de qualifier tel ou tel article…

Alors n’hésitez pas à jeter un coup d’oeil!

Les plus grandes nouveautés pour l’instant sont:
– la création d’articles pour inclure le problème de la double unité:
I.e .: pierres, gravier, sable, peuvent maintenant être commandés avec une unité de volume!
– la meilleure définition des services, avec des images adaptées, pour vous aider à choisir celui dont vous avez besoin

Donc, il est temps de partager et de prévenir vos gestionnaires de programme! 😉

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