AUTHORS:

GEORGE WAHOME

JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

MIKE IRAVO, PhD

JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

CITATION: Wahome G,.& Iravo M, (PhD). (September, 2016). An assessment of e-procurement adoption on company performance: a case study of Glaxo Smithkline (gsk) Kenya. International Journal of Human Resource & Procurement (IJHRP), volume II (IX), 399- 406. ISSN 2105 6008

Abstract

Procurement is important for the economic development of any Nation. It provides the background to which the governments provide public goods and services freely such as national defence, public safety, education, and infrastructure (bridges and roads). It is also the means through which goods, services and capital assets are sourced. Although, e-procurement is considered an ideal tool in supply chain management, the take-up in most governments is remarkably slow. In Kenya for instance several studies have revealed that there are various challenges facing its implementation such as resistance to technology; cost associated with the implementation, management support among others. This study aimed to fill this gap through reviewing the literature on e-procurement adoption as well as examining the potential effects of its successful adoption. A case study design was used to collect quantitative and qualitative data. A case study design was used to collect quantitative and qualitative data; participants were asked to answer questions administered through a questionnaire. The target population were the employees of the GlaxoSmithkline limited Company Kenya. The collected data was captured in to the Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) and Ms Excel softwares. The findings many of the staff agreed the adoption of e-procurement system, helps improve effectiveness, efficiency and competitiveness by increasing supplier participation and in general increase of the company’s performance. The study concludes that e-procurement helps with the decision-making process by keeping relevant information neatly organized and time-stamped, that they keeps the company on top in terms of service delivery. The adoption e-procurement has a strong effect on business practices and overall business performance.

Keywords: Procurement, e-procurement, supply chain management and public

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