Call For Paper Volume:5 Issue:7 Jul'2018 |

Levels of Supply Chain Management in the Manufacturing Sector

Publication Date : 30/03/2018


DOI : 10.21884/IJMTER.2018.5081.2VJMU

Author(s) :

William K Koech , Richard K Ronoh.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 5
,
Issue 3
(03 - 2018)



Abstract :

Kenya Vision 2030 aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle- income country providing a high quality life to all its citizen by the year 2030.However,Kenya manufacturing sector whose share of gross domestic product (GDP) has increased very little over the past two decades: contributes about 13% of the GDP reasons among many include competition from cheap products, inadequate research and development, insufficient management, low capacity utilization and limited technology development. The objective of this study was to survey the extent of implementation of supply chain management (SCM) in the manufacturing sector as they strive to improve their productivity with the view to stay put in this era of global markets competition. The study was conducted in selected manufacturing firms in Nakuru Town. It assessed the levels of SCM in the manufacturing sector. The research hypothesis was on level, accruing from implementation of SCM. Mixed methodology (Qualitative and Quantitative) was adopted because it gives a deeper understanding. Simple stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting the manufacturing firms and data was collected, using purposive sampling from participants using questionnaire and interview schedules to obtain qualitative information from top managers, production, marketing, finance and human resource managers, Data collection was non-parametric quantitative therefore was analyzed using chi square test with a level of significance of α = 0.05. The results indicated that there are specific levels of SCM in the manufacturing sector, operating as required. The study recommended management of manufacturing firms to facilitate identification of Levels of SCM in the manufacturing sector. The Kenya Manufacturers Association should embrace SCM as a modern management concept in the manufacturing sector.


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Levels of Supply Chain Management in the Manufacturing Sector

March 7, 2018