Green Supply Chain Management Practices and Supply Chain Performance of Large Scale Food and Beverage Manufacturing Firms in Nairobi
Githara, Mary W
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Large scale food beverage manufacturing firms are key in our, economy based on their role in provision of food to the Kenyan population, provision of employment and good contributors to the GDP of the country. The study was aimed at establishing the extent of GSCMP in large scale food and beverage manufacturing firms in Nairobi. It was specifically aimed to establish how, green design, green procurement, green packaging and reverse logistics affect performance of large scale food beverage manufacturing firms in Nairobi. Its objectives were to establish the extent of adoption of GSCMP large scale food and beverages firms in Nairobi, to find out impact of GSCMP on supply chain performance in large scale foods and beverages manufacturing enterprises in Nairobi and to find out challenges in adopting GSCMP in large scale foods and beverages manufacturing firms in Nairobi. Various stakeholders in the manufacturing industry will benefit from these study i.e managers in manufacturing firms, policy makers and academicians. The study used descriptive research design in its methodology. The study used resource based view theory and strategic choice theory. Data for this investigation was sourced by structured questionnaires. Procurement managers and their equivalent were the targeted population from the 46 large scale food beverage manufacturing firms in Nairobi. These questionnaires were issued by way of drop and pick method, coded, keyed and analyzed using both descriptive and regression analysis. The investigation outcomes pointed out that GSCMP have a positive bearing on performance of large scale food beverage manufacturing firms. From the findings, green design indicated a mean value of 4.2, green procurement indicated a mean value of 3.9, reverse logistics indicated a mean value of 3.8, and green packaging indicated a mean value of 3.8. It was ascertained that logistics outsourcing bears a positive significance on performance whereby: green design had a positive impact on supply chain performance: 0.540, green 3procurement: 0.577, reverse logistics: 0.531 and green packaging 0.561, hence all the GSCMP activities in the study affect supply chain performance in the large scale food and beverage manufacturing firms in Nairobi Kenya. Resistance to change, which was indicated by a mean value of 3.000, lack of management support and understanding with a mean value of 3.9, lack of training indicated a mean value of 3.9, the challenge of lack of finances indicated by a mean value of 3.8, ineffective leadership with the mean value of 2.8. The major limitation of the study was based on large scale food beverage manufacturing firms in Nairobi. It was established that there was need for adoption of GSCMP in both small and large scale firms in Kenya to improve their focus on core activities. The study recommends that a cross sectional study of large scale food and beverage manufacturing firms in Kenya be carried out. Future academicians should research on GSCMP in other firms other than large scale food beverage manufacturing enterprises in Kenya. Key words: Green supply chain management practices, supply chain performance, large scale food and beverage manufacturing firms.
university of nairobi
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