SURVEYS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Streamlining futures

Career counselling is a nascent concept in Oman but advisors are looking at innovative approaches to make it a success.

Bring in experts

Many organisations in Oman are realising that an expert third party logistics provider can bring many efficiencies to one's supply chain

Swift route

The airfreight cargo industry in Oman is still developing, but players are stepping up service levels to cater to the rising demand

Navigating wisely

While they have come a long way, players in the logistics sector have their own issues and obstacles to contend with. Experts talk about the main challenges to the growth of the logistics business

The logistics man

Interview with Warith al Kharusi,  chairman of Oman Logistics and Supply Chain Association

A Steady Pace

Much before oil and gas exports became the mainstay of Oman’s economy, its location on the south-eastern coast of the Arabian peninsula put the sultanate on some of the most important maritime routes of that period, making it a natural logistics hub.

Channeling Focus

The logistics market in Oman is now throwing open new arenas for players, where success lies in carving a niche

The Job Market

A look at the main findings of GulfTalent.com’s research on employment and salary trends in the region

Charting a new course

An increasing number of Omanis are going abroad for higher education, seeking tailor-made courses and international exposure.

Well-oiled plans

With a focus on retail expansion, aggressive pricing strategy for contracts and efforts to restructure its lubricants business, the company seems to be on track in establishing a formidable position.

Omani labour law

The Omani Labour Law, as written, is extremely protective of the rights of all employees, whether they are Omani or expatriate Law

Customer Service –the need for change

Understanding customers’ needs and anticipating what is required will give a company a competitive edge and allow them to stay ahead

The Owner’s Rep

Unlike most project managers, an owner’s rep must be well versed in all aspects of the business as he represents the owner of a project in all project related venues and makes decisions on his behalf

On the job

The government and private sector need to engage in a meaningful dialogue and move hand in hand, addressing the real issues concerning Omanisation.

In tandem

Education must match the needs of employers

Autofocus

New MINI Countryman, Mazda Minagi Concept, Landrover LR2, Ferrari FF

Motoring: BMW 5 series GT 550i

A car like no other