Many supermarkets experience over or under stocking of inventories, which increase
holding and ordering costs, wastages and accidents affect their performance. It became a
researcher concern to establish the effect of inventory management systems on
pe1formance of such Supermarket focusing Uchumi Supermarket as a case study.
The study was organized in five chapters based on research objectives and research
questions as presented in Chapter 1-5 and 1-6 respectively.
Chapter one entails the background to the study, background ofUchumi Supermarket, and
statement of the problem, pmpose, objectives, research questions, scope, significance and
definitions of key terms.
Chapter two entails detailed literature about inventory management and performance as
discusses by various researchers. Chapter three entailed research design that was used to
obtain data, sources of data, data collection techniques and problems faced while collecting
Chapter four analyzed, discussed, and interpreted findings from primary and secondary
sources. While chapter five gave a summary of findings, conclusion, recommendations and
areas for further study.
Findings from both primary and secondary sources revealed that quality inventory
management systems are good contributions of Uchumi Supermarkets performance since
contribute 80% of the current assets. Therefore, maintenance of optimum inventory leads
to effective performance of the Supermarkets.
The researcher recommended that Uchumi Supermarket should use quality invento1y
management systems like Just in Time, Computerized inventory management so as to
reduce risks associated with their systems of managing inventory, recruitment of qualified
staffs to run such inventory and setting of other strategies of how to minimize inventory
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