Kiweu Robert Munywoki

Masters Student: JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

Noor Ismail Shale, PhD

JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

CITATION: Munywoki K.R & Noor I (PhD). (December, 2015 Effect of supplier relationship management on supply chain performance in motor vehicle assembly in kenya: a case of Kenya vehicle manufacturers limited. International Journal of Human Resource & Procurement (IJHRP), volume 1 (4), 400- 422. ISSN 2105 6008

Abstract

The purpose of this study wasprimarily based on finding out the effect of supplier relationship management on supply chain performance of Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers Limited. The overriding philosophy which agitated the researcher to pick this particular organization for the study was because of thecontinued declined of the value added to the economy by the manufacturing sector which declined from 10.9% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013 to 7.1% in 2014, signaling the continued increase of production in puts. The objectives of this study were; to assess whether supplier development affect supply chain performance in Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd, to find out if trust relationship with suppliers affect supply chain performance in Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd, to ascertain whether supplier collaboration affect supply chain performance in Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd and to determine if information communication technology integration (ICT) affect supply chain performance in Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd. The researcher used descriptive research method. The population on focus in this study was comprised of 400 employees of Kenya vehicle manufacturers. The researcher used a sample size of 40employees.The study found out that majority of the respondents agreed that supplier development, trust relationships, supplier collaborations and information communication technology contributed to supply chain performance in the firm.The study recommends that policy and practice for supplier relationship management should be carefully evaluated and the results of that evaluation fed back into improved approaches. It is important that the evaluation considers the full range of costs and benefits. The organization should have sufficient special techno-economic knowledge and openness to new, effective methods when assessing tenders for supply chain performance.

Keywords: supplier relationship management, supply chain performance and manufacturing.

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