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

Noor Shale, PhD

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

CITATION: Kariuki J & Noor I (PhD). (November, 2015), Role of vendor managed inventory systems integration (vmis) on supply chain performance in the retail sector in Kenya: A case of Uchumi supermarkets. International Journal of Human Resource & Procurement (IJHRP), volume 1 (4), 356 - 372. ISSN 2105 6008.


VMIS is an inventory and supply chain management tool that enables the supplier to take responsibility for making decisions on the timing and amounts of inventory replenishment. VMIS tool is also referred to as continuous replenishment tool, continual replenishment or automatic replenishment tool. The main objective of this study was to assess the role of vendor managed inventory systems (VMIS) on supply chain performance in retail sector in Kenya with Uchumi Supermarkets as the case study. The study specifically involved the employees of Uchumi Supermarkets as the target population. A descriptive research design was used in this study. This study produced both quantitative and qualitative data. The main mode of data collection was through questionnaires that were self-administered. Once the questionnaires are received they were coded and edited for completeness and consistency. Quantitative data was analyzed by employing descriptive statistics and inferential analysis using statistical package for social science (SPSS). The findings were presented in tables of frequency distributions percentages.

Keywords: Inventory, supply chain management, vendor managed inventory systems and supply chain performance.

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