TO INVESTIGATE THE PROBLEMS HINDERING EFFECTIVE PROCUREMENT PROCESS AS PART OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN ORGANISATIONS.
A CASE STUDY OF KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ( NAIROBI).
BY , BENARD OTIENO
DIPLOMA IN PURCHASING AND SUPPLIES MANAGEMENT
REGISTRATION NUMBER - 30828
RESEARCH PROPOSAL SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR DIPLOMA IN PURCHASING AND SUPPLIES MANAGEMENT.
KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
a} This research study is my original work and has not been presented to any other examination body. No part of this research should be reproduced without my consent or that of KIM. NAME;
B} This research proposal has been submitted with my approval as the KIM supervisor NAME;
C} For and on behalf of KIM
I sincerely acknowledge the support of my lecturers at KIM particularly the supervisor and my Research method teacher, MR Nyagol who gave me the academic support. I also acknowledge the entire management of KIM for the good environment they have provided to students.
With dear sincerity, I dedicate this work to my mum who has always given me all the support I need in my social and academic life. I also dedicate it to my brother Fred and my girlfriend Night.
KIM- Kenya Institute of Management.
SPSS- Statistical Packages in Social Sciences.
TQM- Total Quality Management.
ISO- International Standard Organizations
KBS- Kenya Bureau of Standards
JIT- Just In Time
This research study will seek to investigate the problems that hinder the effective procurement process as part of supply chain management in organizations with KIM as the case study. The general objective of the study will be to establish the problems hindering effective procurement process in organizations. The specific objectives will be; to determine how poor evaluation of suppliers affect the supply chain management, to establish whether lack of coordination between purchasing department and other departments affect the procurement process, to determine the vitality of TQM in the supply chain process and also to find how E- business affect the procurement process.
The research design will involve use of descriptive research design, which will involve the use of questionnaires and interview. Since the population is heterogonous the research is going to apply the stratified sampling method. Data will be collected using both primary and secondary methods of data collection. Questionnaires and interviews as well as reviewing already done publications will be used in data collection. Data collected will then be analyzed by use of quantitative methods such as SPSS, and other statistical methods. Results will then be presented using charts, tables and graphs.
1.0 BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The term supply chain management was first used by consultants in the late 1980s and then analyzed by the academic community in the 1990s. Supply chain management links all the supply interacting organizations in an integrated two way communication system to manage high quality inventory in the most effective and efficient manner. Supply chain management embraces a multitude of policies, procedures & organizational structures. Supply chain management involves planning, procurement, storage, production control and distribution .
World class supply management reflects those actions and values responsible for continuous...