International Journal of Innovative Social Sciences & Humanities Research 3(2):31-47, April-June 2015


© SEAHI PUBLICATIONS, 2015

INFLUENCE OF E-PROCUREMENT IMPLEMENTATION ON SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE IN DAIRY INDUSTRY IN KENYA: A CASE OF NEW KCC LIMITED.



1NYAGAH, Kaimuri Hellen & Patrick MWANGANGI2
1M.Sc Scholar Procurement And Logistics, Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology, Kenya
Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology, Kenya

ABSTRACT
E-procurement is gaining popularity in today’s competitive business world. Businesses using e-procurement benefit have from shorter lead times, cost reduction, improved quality collaboration, flexibility in the supply chain among others. The purpose of the study was to examine the influence of e-procurement on supply chain performance in dairy industry in Kenya with respect to New KCC. The study adopted descriptive research design. The target population was 1500 employees working in New KCC Limited from all levels of management. The study used stratified sampling technique to come up with 150 participants. A structured questionnaire was used as data collection method. Data analysis was done using qualitative and quantitative analysis methods with the help of Statistics Package for Social Science (SPSS). Regression analysis was used to test the relationship between the independent variable (ERP, Electronic Order processing, and information sharing and supplier appraisal) and supply chain performance. The study established that there is a positive correlation between dependent variable; supply chain performance and independent variables; ERP, E-order Processing, information sharing and E- supplier appraisal. The study concludes that ERP, E-order Processing, information sharing and E- supplier appraisal influences supply chain performance to a great extent. The study recommends that organization should pay attention on independent variable if supply chain performance has to improve.
Keywords: E-procurement, supply chain performance, E-order processing