Supply Chain Management Practices And Operational Performance Of Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises In Nairobi, Kenya
Mansaray, Agnes M
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The quintessence of supply chain management is that it is a planned bat toward building up a sustainable improvement by dropping asset lacking for going buyers pleasure. However, as universal markets advance, supply chain managers encounter difficulties because of customary steps to manage to provide cuffs proved gradually more fruitless. This swot up was directed by the subsequent explicit goals; to find out the degree at which SCMP has been implemented by SMEs in Nairobi, Kenya; to introduce the connection linking SCMP and its operational performances of SMEs in Nairobi, Kenya. To identify barriers faced by SMEs in implementing supply chain management practices in Nairobi, Kenya. The population of the study was 99 SMEs and census was employed. The study collected primary data using questionnaires which were administered to every single supply chain managers and its equivalent. The collected data was analyzed using descriptive and deterioration examination to agree on the connection between SCMP and OP. My lessons established that Outsourcing practices (p=0.012<0.05) have affirmative and important power on presentation of SMEs. Lean practices (p=0.000<0.05) has an affirmative and important authority on presentation of SMEs. Strategic supplier relationship (p=0.034<0.05) have a constructive and noteworthy persuade on a routine of SMEs. Inventory management practices (p=0.010<0.05) have an encouraging and major control on presentation of SMEs. The study concluded that outsourcing practices positively and importantly impact the performance of SMEs. Lean practices had a helpful and major influence on the act of SMEs. Strategic supplier relationship had encouraging and noteworthy authority on the act of SMEs. Inventory management practices have constructive and important power on presentation of SMEs. My revision advice with the aim of the administration players of all SMEs operating within Nairobi, Kenya ought to increase their investment in outsourcing practices, lean practices, strategic supplier relationship, and inventory management practices in order to positively influence their operational performance. The findings cannot be generalized to Medium and Large Enterprises since the study was only capturing SMEs. As such, there is a need for further study on how Medium-Sized and Large Enterprises have implemented their SCMP on their Operational performance.
University of Nairobi
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