E-purchasing practices and operational performance of commercial state corporations in Kenya
The importance of use of e-purchasing practices in the modern business has been highly recognized. The e-purchasing practices have gained visibility in procurement management strategic planning in most organization. The researcher in this study, sought to find out if commercial state corporations use e-purchasing practices and its effect on operational performance. The study was guided by two objectives: to assess the level of e-purchasing implementation among Commercial State Corporations in Kenya and to establish the relationship between e-purchasing practices and operational performance of Commercial State Corporations in Kenya. The study used descriptive research design in analyzing the variables. A sample frame of 30 commercial state corporations was selected from a population of 197. The primary data was collected using a self administered questionnaire. The data was analysis using SPSS. The study found out that e-purchasing practice which included e-reverse auctioning, e- collaboration, e-sourcing, e-administration and e-tendering was used by commercial State Corporations at a moderate extent. The study established that there is e-purchasing practiced and operational performance had a positive relation of up to 61% of variability. The researcher of the study recommended that commercial state corporation should increase to very great extent the enhancement use of e-purchasing practices in their procurement operations. The researcher recommended further research should be done involving the government ministry and establishes to what extent they are using e-purchasing practices and establishing why the uptake use of e-purchasing practices is slow in commercial State Corporation in Kenya.