Anderson Kimani

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: Kimani A & Noor I (PhD). (November, 2015), role of electronic data interchange implementation on supply chain performance in the manufacturing sector in Kenya: A case of Bamburi cement limited. International Journal of Human Resource & Procurement (IJHRP), volume 1 (4), 383 - 398. ISSN 2105 6008.

Abstract

EDI is software that increased inter-organization a communications, co-ordination and integration between the different supply chain members. It has the capabilities of enabling a range of transactions including transfers of funds, demand forecast data, actual point of sale demand data, suppliers schedules and customer schedules in an organization. In this regard, it has been observed to profoundly provide the means through which organizations connect electronically by providing a technological infrastructure to support significant re-design of inter-company processes. The main objective of this study is to ascertain the role of EDI implementation on supply chain performance in the manufacturing sector with Bamburi Cement Limited as the case study. Both the management and the ordinary staff members of Bamburi Cement Limited will comprise of the target population. The study seeks to involve 450 employees but only 45of them will form the sample population. The study will employ a descriptive survey design to analyze the existing research gap. The main mode of data collection will be through use of questionnaires that will be self-administered. Multiple regression analysis will be the major technique of data analysis. Further, results will be presented by use of charts, tables and even graphs.

Keywords:supply chain performance, EDI implementation, integration and technological infrastructure

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