MUCHIRI FRANCIS MUTURI

Masters of Science in Procurement and Logistics, School of Human Resource Development of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Dr. Noor Shale, PhD Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

CITATION: Muturi M.F & Noor I (PhD). (November, 2015), Role of manufacturing resource planning implementation on supply chain performance in the manufacturing sector in kenya: a case of haco industries limited. International Journal of Human Resource & Procurement (IJHRP), volume 1 (4), 373- 387. ISSN 2105 6008.

Abstract

Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) is not plainly a software, but can be perceived as a marriage of people’s skills, database accuracy, dedication and computer resources. It is therefore more of the company’s management concept for using human resources more effectively and productively. MRP II has in the past few years provided a platform where various business functions are linked-up including capacity management, production planning, , business planning, marketing, purchasing, accounting, finance and even human resource management. The main objective of this study was to assess the role of MRP II implementation on supply chain performance in the manufacturing sector in Kenya with Haco Industries Limited as the case study. The management and employees of Haco Industries Limited were the target population. The study targeted 450 employees at Haco Industries Limited but only 45 employees (10 percent of 450) were included in the sample population. A descriptive survey design was adopted as the major research design. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected in this study. Questionnaires were the major instrument for data collection. The quantitative data collected in this case was analyzed further for inferential and descriptive statistics by use of the SPSS Version 20 software. the qualitative data from the open ended questions was organized into subtopics. The responses were further coded, processed and tabulated as per the data analysis procedure. Pie charts and frequency tables were in this case used to present the study result.

Keywords: Manufacturing, Resource Planning, capacity management, supply chain performance, production planning and purchasing.

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