AHMED ABDILLE ABDI

Masters student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Noor Shale, PhD

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

CITATION: Abdi A.A, Shale N. (Oct, 2015), Role of fleet management optimization on supply chain performance in oil industry in Kenya: a case of Hass petroleum (K) Limited: International Journal of Economics & Finance volume 1 (4), 139-152. ISSN 2105 6008.

Abstract

Supply chain is critical to overall business strategy and can influence a significant percentage of operating results. Fleet management optimization can help define, recommend, and set flexible supply chain strategies based on your organization's operations, resources, and other capabilities. The general objective of this study was to examine the Role of Fleet management optimization on supply chain performance in oil sector in Kenya: A case of the Hass petroleum Kenya Limited. The specific objective of this study will be: to examine the effect of cost reduction on supply chain performance in oil sector in Kenya, to establish whether ICT integration affect on supply chain performance in oil sector in Kenya, to investigate the effect of top management support on supply chain performance in oil sector in Kenya and to establish the effect of lead time on supply chain performance in oil sector in Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The sample of 50 respondents was used. The researcher used questionnaire as the research instrument. The questionnaires were self-administered and distributed to the respondents and reasonable time given before they can be collected. Data entry was done in a designed SPSS template through variable definition files generated from the questionnaires. The study found out that; cost reduction, ICT integration, Top management support and lead time affected fleet management optimization to a great extent. The study recommends that the organisation should have sufficient special techno-economic knowledge and openness to new, effective methods when assessing tenders for fleet management optimization.

Keywords: Fleet management optimization, supply chain performance, oil sector and Supply chain

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