Manufacturing industry has had challenges which have impaired the effectiveness of its
performance. This makes the supply chain a very prominent concern for all organizations as they
strive for better quality goods and services and thus higher customer satisfaction. Since most
firms have realized that maximizing performance of one department or function may lead to less
than optimal performance for the whole firm, it is now critical for firms to manage the entire
network of supply to optimize overall performance and become competitive in the long run.
Given the increasing importance of the purchasing function to corporate performance, it is vital
for firms to employ a systematic means of deciding which procurement techniques would enable
it attain its corporate goals. However, the department faces myriad of problems which include
high costs involved in maintenance of efficient procurement systems, guaranteeing supplier
confidence and lack of top management support leading to poor supply chain performance. The
purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of strategic procurement techniques on
corporate performance of United Millers. The specific objectives of the study were; to
investigate the effects of cost management on corporate performance; to determine the effect of
information technology on corporate performance; and to ascertain the effect of supplier
relationship on corporate performance. The study was based on resource based view theory.
Correlation was adopted. The study was guided by conceptual framework where independent
variable was strategic procurement techniques and dependent variable was corporate
performance. Primary data was collected using structured questionnaires. The target population
of the study included 100 staff drawn from; human resource, finance, procurement, stores and
operation departments of United Millers, of which 10% was sampled for pilot study. A census
survey was adopted for interviews. In testing validity, a pilot study was done while in testing
reliability, the researcher used the test re-test technique of questionnaires outside the actual
sample selected. With a confidence level of 99%, the null hypotheses were rejected at
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