Strategies for sustainable supply chains among supermarkets in Nairobi
This study aimed at establishing strategies for sustainable supply chains among supermarkets in Nairobi, Kenya. The study aimed to achieve two objectives: To establish the extent to which supermarkets in Nairobi adopted sustainable supply chain strategies and to determine the relationship between sustainability in supply chain and supply chain strategies among supermarkets in Nairobi. Using a cross sectional descriptive research design, the researcher conducted a survey on a sample of 52 supermarkets based in Nairobi. Quantitative data was collected by use of questionnaires from supply chain officers or their equivalents and analyzed using SPSS. Percentages and frequencies were used to analyze the extent to which supermarkets in Nairobi adopted sustainable supply chain strategies whilst regression analysis was used to determine the relationship between sustainability in supply chain and supply chain strategies. The findings indicate that to a large extent, most of the supermarkets in Nairobi have adopted strategies for sustainable supply chains such as involving other firms to develop sustainable products that meet environmental requirements; investing in waste minimization practices and managing transport efficiencies through better vehicle utilization among others. However, the study encountered limitations like short timeframe as well as bureaucratic and lengthy process of obtaining information.