International Journal of Innovative Technologies in Social Science <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>p-ISSN:</strong> 2544-9338<br><strong>e-ISSN:</strong> 2544-9435<br><strong>DOI:</strong> 10.31435/rsglobal_ijitss<br><strong>OCLC Number:</strong> 1036501433<br><strong>Publisher:</strong> RS Global Sp. z O.O., Poland<br><strong>Subject area:</strong> Social Sciences<br><strong>Submission to publication:</strong> 49 days<br><strong><span class="sc-hwwEjo cdchLr">Acceptance rate: </span></strong><span class="sc-kPVwWT hZDpyF">55%</span></p> en-US <p>All articles are published in open-access and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Hence, authors retain copyright to the content of the articles.<br>CC BY 4.0 License allows content to be copied, adapted, displayed, distributed, re-published or otherwise re-used for any purpose including for adaptation and commercial use provided the content is attributed.</p> (RS Global, Editorial office (journals department)) (Technical Support) Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 OJS 60 EARLY SUPPLIER INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROCESSING COMPANIES IN KENYA <p>Early supply involvement is the process of engaging the supplier early enough before the orders are placed to identify the best approaches to use as both parties to meet the customer needs and reduce lead time and waiting time. This paper seeks to establish the influence of early supplier involvement on the supply chain performance of food and beverage processing companies in Kenya. Food and beverage processing companies have been at the stake of declined performance which has mainly been among other reasons as result of continued poor customer satisfaction and increased operational costs. This paper therefore seeks to assess the role played by early supplier involvement in the supply chain performance of these firms. A descriptive survey research approach was used in this study where the target population was 187 food and beverage processing companies in Kenya. A purposive sampling was used to ample 153 food and beverage processing companies in Nairobi. The heads of procurement in these companies were surveyed using a structured questionnaire. The collected data was analysed through descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS. The findings from the study revealed that the involvement of suppliers early in designing the products and sharing with the suppliers the right information on customer specifications early reduce lead time. The study concluded early supplier involvement, process automation had a positive and significant influence of supply chain performance of food and beverage processing companies hence these companies through the management should uphold early supply involvement through sharing information with the suppliers and consulting them when designing and seeking raw materials for the production of customers’ orders. The findings from this study would be significant to the supply chain practitioners, the manufacturing sector in Kenya, the policy makers and the academic and research fraternity.</p> Benedict Mutinda Kimwaki Copyright (c) 2022 Benedict Mutinda Kimwaki Sun, 20 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 STAGES OF RESETTLEMENT OF ECO-MIGRANTS OF ADJARA REGION AND STATE STRATEGY (ON THE EXAMPLE OF GURIA REGION) <p>The modern migration processes in Georgia, especially ecological motives that are caused by the social enviroment have many reasons and they don’t fully corresponds to the socio-economic strategic interests of the development of the country. It is the weak economy mainly due to geographical factors, the backwardness and high cost of the service sector, and the dangerous natural processes that periodically put the need for intensive one-way migration on the agenda. Based on this, the purpose of the study is to determine the nature and stages of ecomigration of the population from the Ajara region at different times in the context of the state strategy, on the example of the ecomigrants settled in the Guria region. In order to achieve the mentioned goal and to study the issue, the institutional approach to the study of migration processes is used. The research is based on quantitative and qualitative social research techniques, as well as analysis and statistical methods. All this helped us in proper analysis and study of collected primary and secondary scientific information and materials. The survey was conducted from March 12 to September 25, 2022. According to the results of the research, in the presented material, the stages of eco-migration from the Adjara region to the Guria region are studied for the first time, its nature is determined, the state policy and its characteristics are evaluated, and various problems related to eco-migration are described. Also, during the research process, we developed recommendations that will contribute to the effectiveness of the state eco-migration policy. Based on the set goal of the research problem and the research issues, the research included the study of the scientific literature surrounding the research problem, the study of state documents, including archival documents, press and media materials, and the implementation of field research in the areas inhabited by ecomigrants.</p> Ineza Zoidze, Irakli Manvelidze, Levan Jackeli, Natalia Lazba, Irine Tsintsadze Copyright (c) 2022 Ineza Zoidze, Irakli Manvelidze, Levan Jackeli, Natalia Lazba, Irine Tsintsadze Sun, 20 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 SOME ASPECTS OF THE INTEGRATION OF PEER-ASSESSMENT IN EFL WRITING CLASSROOM (CASE OF GEORGIA) <p>Writing skills are considered to be the most challenging skills for a second language learner to master. Large number of studies have been carried out to address this issue. The researchers emphasise the vital role of adequate pedagogical approach, fair assessment, and constructive feedback in teaching writing. The main focus of this study is peer assessment, as one of the most effective techniques for developing writing skills by giving feedbacks and assessments. However, this technique, similar to any other methodological tools, can encounter the problems. This research highlights some of the major problems encountered in the peer assessment process and suggests recommendations for their solution. Empirical data of this study are collected from self-reflective classroom practice of peer-assessment. Quantitative analysis is performed on the points assigned by the peers and by the professor by using t-test. Qualitative analysis is carried out based on class observation and thematic analysis of the feedbacks provided by the participants. The results of the research show that the most significant factors that hinder successful implementation of peer assessment in EFL classroom in Georgia, are the social factor of friendship and the lack of oral interaction between the reviewer groups and the reviewees. Respectively, adoption of the two-fold model of peer-assessment that includes: 1. Written format of peer-assessment with final points assigned by the professor and 2. Oral interaction between the assessor(s) and assessed students, makes the peerassessment one of the most effective techniques for developing writing skills in EFL classes in Georgia.</p> Inga Diakonidze Copyright (c) 2022 Inga Diakonidze Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 ARRANGEMENTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INVOLVING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN BRIBERY <p>There are still a number of individuals and government bodies in Indonesia that have the capacity to abuse the power that they possess. In government entities, it is possible for KPK investigators to abuse their positions of power. Since the investigators have to make direct contact with the crime or the suspect, it is possible that they will accept bribes or gifts. This study aims to investigate the types of crimes that may be committed by KPK investigators when handling corruption cases, the criminal liability of law enforcement based on the Criminal Acts of Corruption Act, and the efforts made by the government to address the issue of criminal acts of corruption. This article employs qualitative analysis, which entails a detailed description of the processed data in the form of phrases, as the technique of data analysis used in this research (descriptive). In terms of Indonesian criminal law, corruption is governed by Law No. 31 of 1999 and Law No. 20 of 2001 on the Eradication of Corruption Crimes. These rules establish the extent of the punishment for corruption offenders, which includes imprisonment, fines, and the death penalty. In addition, the government aims to seize the profits of illegal acts of corruption via asset recovery through enforcing the Law on the Prevention and Eradication of the Crime of Money Laundering. Regarding law enforcement, the government created the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Corruption Court.</p> Bagus Priandy, Eva Achjani Zulfa, Surya Nita Copyright (c) 2022 Bagus Priandy, Eva Achjani Zulfa, Surya Nita Thu, 24 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 DEVELOPMENT OF “UIS” WOVEN LEARNING BASED ON KARO’S CULTURAL VALUES IN VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS <p>This study aims to develop a learning model of UIS weaving based on the relevant Karo cultural values in schools. The research uses research and development through the Borg and Gall model development approach. The research subjects were the teachers and students of the Vocational School (SMK) Negeri 1 Berastagi where the research was conducted. Data collection techniques using observation and interviews. The data analysis technique used a qualitative descriptive technique. The research findings can be described as follows. First, the relevant Uis Karo weaving learning model used for the cultivation of Karo cultural values is Carl Rogers' version of the nondirective learning model. Second, modification and adjustment of this learning model are carried out so that it can be used to instill Karo's cultural values, especially those related to the format of the lesson plan. Third, teachers can carry out Uis Karo weaving learning using a non-directive model for planting Karo cultural values by the applicable curriculum in schools while still paying attention to the Karo regional government policy regarding the development of a Karo ethnic-based curriculum. The results of the study found that noble values formulated in various expressions need to be given to students, among others; Uis Karo is a culture of the Karo tribe. Uis Karo is a set of traditional clothes used in cultural activities. Uis (cloth) means clothing in Karo so that its development has made uis into various types, styles, and functions. Uis is made from cotton, spun, and woven manually using looms instead of machines. The composition of the yarn as the basic material for Uis uses cotton yarn with natural dyes, but some also use factory fabrics that are dyed with chemical dyes. Some of this uis are rare because they are no longer used in everyday life, or are only used in cultural ritual activities related to animist beliefs and are no longer practiced.</p> Nurhayati Tanjung, Dina Ampera, Farihah, Veronika Sinukaban, Siti Wahida Copyright (c) 2022 Nurhayati Tanjung, Dina Ampera, Farihah, Veronika Sinukaban, Siti Wahida Mon, 28 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100