Challenges Facing The Implementation Of Liqudified Petroleum Gas Supply Chain Strategies In Kenya
Strategic supply chain management has emerged as a key area of studies in the recent past. The supply-chain has been identified as a strategic competency of the organization as it has enormous potential to contribute value to the different stakeholders. Supply chains have moved from a cost focus to a customer focus and currently shifted to a strategic focus, thus the need to think strategically about the supply chain has never been more critical. Strategy implementation entails working through others, organizing, motivating, culture building and creating strong links between strategy and how the organization operates. Strategy implementation can pose a number of challenges. The objective of this study was to determine the implementation challenges of LPG supply chain strategies. The LPG supply chain in consists of operators, regulators, main contractors, suppliers, KPC, KPRL, ERC and the various LPG distributors. The study has been presented through five chapters through which the researcher has discussed the above issues. Respondents were selected from of each of the companies selected for the research. Questionnaires were administered to the respondents and analyzed through descriptive statistics and content analysis. The study established that only a small percent of formulated SCS are actually fully implemented. The implication of the study to policy makers is that implementation challenges can be avoided. The findings will also form the basis for further research and should be understood and evaluated in the light of the limitations of the study. Recommendations on how LPG Marketers can successful implement supply chain strategies to achieve efficiency and competitive advantage.