NEHEMIAH KIPROP KIPLAGAT

JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

ISMAIL NOOR, PhD

JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

CITATION: Kiplagat N.H & Noor I (PhD). (November, 2015), Effect of just-in-time implementation on supply chain performance in manufacturing sector in Kenya: a case of East African breweries limited. International Journal of Human Resource & Procurement (IJHRP), volume 1 (4), 341 -355. ISSN 2105 6008.

Abstract

This study sought to ascertain the effects of Just-In-Time implementation on supply chainperformance in manufacturing sector in Kenya, a case of East African Breweries Limited. The specific objectives that guided that study included to determine if organizational policy affect supply chain performance in manufacturing sector in Kenya; to assess if Information Technology Integration affect supply chain performance in manufacturing sector in Kenya; to find out if demand management affect supply chain performance in manufacturing sector in Kenya; and to establish if Quality Management affect supply chain performance in manufacturing sector in Kenya. This study employed descriptive research design to achieve these objectives. The study population comprised of 400 managers working at East Africa Breweries Limited in the following management positions: senior management, middle level management and lower level management. This study sampled 10% of the target population using stratified random sampling technique. The sample size was 40 respondents. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect primary data for this study. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive, inferential and content analysis methods. IBM SPSS Statistics version 21 was used to aid in data analysis. Quantitative data analysis results were presented using charts and tables. The results revealed that organizational policy on JIT implementation affected supply chain performance at EABL to a great extent. The findings have also shown that Information Technology Integration, Demand management and Quality management affect supply chain performance at EABL. This study concluded that having a clear organizational policy on JIT implementation is important in an organization as it has been found to positively affect supply chain performance. Information Technology Integration is crucial to JIT implementation. In JIT implementation, it is important to consider the demand management ability as it has been revealed to positively affect supply chain performance. The same applies to quality management in JIT implementation. This study recommends that EABL should review its organizational policy on JIT implementation to improve its supply chain performance especially in regards to better human resource management practices. EABL should also enhance its Information Technology Integration to promote information sharing and support its ERP systems.

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