Effect of Information System on Upstream Supply Chain Management Among Supermarkets in Nakuru Town, Kenya
International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages: 535-540
Received: Aug. 15, 2015;
Accepted: Sep. 1, 2015;
Published: Oct. 23, 2015
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Caroline Mundia, Department of Accounting, Finance and Management Science, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya
Elton Kipkorir Langat, Department of Accounting, Finance and Management Science, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya
Steve Lelegwe, Department of Education and External Studies, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
This study was conducted to find out the effect of Information Systems on Upstream Supply Chain Management. It determined the effect of ERO on Upstream Supply Chain Management and the effect of EDI on Upstream Supply Chain Management among supermarkets within Nakuru town. This study involved all the 9 supermarkets in Nakuru town. The primary data on information systems, enterprise resource planning and upstream supply chain management was collected using structured questionnaires with research items on each of the variables. Collected data was analyzed using a regression analysis to establish the effect of Enterprise Resource Planning and Electronic Data Interchange on Upstream Supply Chain Management. The results of the study will be shown using tables. The study findings revealed that ERP has statistically insignificant effect on Upstream Supply Chain Management while EDI has significant positive effect on Upstream Supply Chain. The recommended that organizations, especially fast moving inventory should take a strategic approach to adoption of information systems concerned with supply chain management.
Elton Kipkorir Langat,
Effect of Information System on Upstream Supply Chain Management Among Supermarkets in Nakuru Town, Kenya, International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences.
Vol. 3, No. 5,
2015, pp. 535-540.
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