Research Papers/Topics in Procurement And Supply Chain Management

Effect Of Supply Chain Management Practices On The Performance Of Supermarkets In Luanda Town, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe growth of supermarkets in Luanda town has not come without any challenges. While most retail outlets tend to cherish competition and encourage growth, it is surprising that two third of these firms drop out of the growth curve of the product lifecycle this is according to Vihiga county government in the ministry of trade which stated that in the past years the growth in retail outlets presence dropped by 25% citing reasons among them insufficient attention to SCM practices. Previo...

Relationship Betweengreen Manufacturing Practices and Performance Of Kibos Sugar And Allied Industries Limited kisumu, Kenya

ABSTRACT Green Manufacturing (GM) refers to production processes which use inputs with relatively low environmental impacts, highly efficient, and generate little or no waste or pollution. The sugar sector in Kenya contributes up to 5% of the country’s GDP (Kenya Sugar Board).This sector faces challenges such as inefficiency, pollution and waste disposal, leading to high costs of production and therefore vulnerable to competition in the international market.Previous GM researches ...

Analysis Of The Relationship Between Strategic Procurement Techniques And Corporate Performance Of United Millers, Kisumu

ABSTRACTManufacturing industry has had challenges which have impaired the effectiveness of itsperformance. This makes the supply chain a very prominent concern for all organizations as theystrive for better quality goods and services and thus higher customer satisfaction. Since mostfirms have realized that maximizing performance of one department or function may lead to lessthan optimal performance for the whole firm, it is now critical for firms to manage the entirenetwork of supply to optim...

Effect Of E - Procurement On Supply Chain Performance Of County Governments In Kenya: Case Study Of Busia County Government

ABSTRACTSuppliers in different categories have adopted electronic procurement for enhancing their respective positions in the market by automating a wide variety of process that relates to the supply chain. Globalization and advanced technology have led to the unprecedented increase in the popularity of e-procurement. Despite this unique development, however, many businesses still manually execute a wide variety of their activities, which has led to the flouting of several essential supply ch...

Effect Of Lean Practices On Operational Performance Of Vihiga County Government, Kenya

ABSTRACTWith the Promulgation of the new constitution in 2010 in Kenya, most government functions were decentralized. Services that were initially offered from a centralized position were devolved and brought to the counties, an action that was largely attributed with efficiency and effectiveness in operations within the counties. With this in place, challenges like corruption, nepotism and poor task assignments and massive inefficiencies are still being faced during the dispensation of servi...

Relationship Between Supply Chain Risks,Supply Chain Strategiesand Performance Of Large Scale Manufacturing Firms In Kenya

ABSTRACTSupply chain risks is a growing global threat to manybusinesses.A survey done by Business Continuity Institute established that 85% of firms experienced at least three supply chain disruptions annually resulting in less revenues, declining customers and damaged reputations. The manufacturing sector is one of the big four plans through which the government of Kenya aims at making Kenya a newly industrializing, middle income country providing high quality life for all its citizen by the...

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ABSTRACTRisk iassessment ipractices ienable iorganizations ito iprioritize irisks ito iestablish imost ito ileast icritical iimportance iin iranking. iRisks iare ievents icaused iby iuncertainties, iwhich ican ihave ipositive ior inegative ieffect ion ithe iproject iobjective. iSupply ichains ihave iexpanded irapidly iover ithe idecades, iwith ithe iaim ito iincrease iproductivity, ilower icosts iand ifulfill idemands iin iemerging imarkets. iHowever, ithere iare irisks iwithin ithe iorganiza...

Assessing Procurement Committees And Procurmeent Laws In The Northern Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Millions of dollars get wasted due to inefficient and ineffective procurement structures, committees, policies and procedures. Against this backdrop the study assessed procurement committees and procurement laws in the northern region of Ghana by specifically determining the level at which the procurement committees comply with the contract value threshold in the Northern region, examining whether there are significant differences in the use procurement methods in reducing corr...

PROCUREMENT PRACTICES AND ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN GREATER ACCRA

ABSTRACT The study was conducted to assess the effect of procurement practices on performance of private universities in Greater Accra. The study employed a descriptive survey research design and was supported by the quantitative research approach. The population included some 250 procurement officers and procurement heads of all the 43 accredited private universities in Greater Accra Region. Descriptive statistics (Mean, standard deviation, frequency and percentages) and inferential s...