An Investigation Into Challenges Associated with Srategic Procurement in Supply Performance; (a Case Study of Jkuat Ttc)

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT IN SUPPLY PERFORMANCE;

(A CASE STUDY OF JKUAT TTC)

BY;

SHAMIM AFANDI JTC-HPS-0280/08 NELSON K. NDIRANGU JTC-HPS-0342/08
MARTIN MUASA NDUNDA JTC-HPS-0323/08

A RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF DEGREE IN PURCHASING AND SUPPLIES MANAGEMENT OF JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

APRIL, 2012

DECLARATION

This research project is our original work and has not been presented in any other institution. No part of this research should be reproduced without the author’s consent or that of Jomo Kenyatta University

Signature: …………………. Date: ……………… SHAMIM AFANDI
JTC-HPS-0280/08

Signature: …………… Date: ………………
NELSON K. NDIRANGU
JTC-HPS-0342/08

Signature: …………… Date: ………………
MARTIN MUASA NDUNDA
JTC-HPS-0323/08

Declaration by the supervisor
This research has been submitted for examination with my approval as The Jomo Kenyatta University supervisor.

Signature: ………………. Date: ……………
DR. KARIM OMIDO
Department of Business Studies and Economics

DEDICATION

This research project is dedicated to our families, friends and the entire JKUAT TTC community for all the support they gave us towards its successful accomplishment.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Our sincere gratitude goes to all who contributed to the success of this research project. We acknowledge the support of our supervisors for sacrificing their effort, time and guidance in the proposal writing. We sincerely appreciate their invaluable guidance and continuous comments, corrections, ideas and suggestions that made this document a success. We also acknowledge the endless support of our parents (Mr. and Mrs.Kakulu,Mr. and Mrs.Abdih & Mr. and Mrs. Ndirangu) and their encouragement which enabled us to produce this document successfully. Above all, we thank God for seeing us through.

ABSTRACT
Strategic Procurement has gained great attention in the corporate world due to its contribution to an organization’s bottom line. Strategic Procurement enables managers to effectively implement the budget estimates through planning for the supply requirements. The importance of strategic procurement and its relation to purchasing will further increase in the future. The ability to fully exploit the potential of internal as well as external sources is closely related to the strategic procurement capabilities of a company. Strategic procurement deals with entities that come from various internal and external sources that create great potential for problems with integration, communication and co-ordination, and conflicting directions hence the need for this study to highlight the challenges of strategic procurement on internal supply performance. The major objective of this study therefore, was to explore the challenges of Strategic Procurement in supply performance in JKUAT TTC. The researchers pursued specific objectives in order to obtain the desired information. They used a case study research design, which was carried out at JKUAT TTC. The target population comprised of two hundred and fifty employees, and especially those involved in Strategic Procurement process. The sample size was determined through stratified random sampling procedure.

Structured questionnaires were used as the main research instrument to collect the primary data. The data collected was edited for accuracy, uniformity, consistency and completeness then analyzed in frequency distribution tables.

This work has been presented in five chapters. Chapter one contains the preliminaries and the introduction. The preliminaries include the title page, the declaration, the acknowledgement, dedication, abstract, table of contents, the list of tables, list of figures, the abbreviations and...
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