Comparative Study of External Supply Chain Risks on Operational Performance of Motor Vehicle Body Building Firms in Nakuru County, Kenya
International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages: 566-576
Received: Oct. 19, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 26, 2015; Published: Nov. 3, 2015
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Annmarie Kuria, Department of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kenya
Dr. Josphat Kwasira, Department of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kenya
Eunice Waruguru, Department of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kenya
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This study compared the effect of external supply chain risks on operational performance of Associated Motors and Truck World Company. The study was guided by three specific objectives; to compare the effect of up-stream market risks on operational performance between Associated Motors and Truck World Company, to compare the effect of external end-to-end risks on operational performance between Associated Motors and Truck World Company and to compare the effect of demand risks on operational performance between Associated Motors and Truck World Company. The population of this study was the employees working in the Procurement Department, Production Department, Finance Department and Marketing Department of Associated Motors and Truck World Company. Primary data was collected from the two motor vehicle body building firms through structured questionnaires. The data collected was coded and analyzed through SPSS version 21. Frequency, means and standard deviation were used describe the independent and dependent variables while correlation and regression analysis with t-test were used to compare the effect of external supply chain risks on operational performance in the two firms. The results revealed that external supply chain risks do not have significant effect on operational performance Associated Motors and Truck World Company. The researcher recommended that the management of motor vehicle body building firms enhance internal systems so as to buffer the organizations from external supply chain risks.
Keywords
External Supply Chain Risks, Operational Performance, Motor Vehicle Body Building Firms
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Annmarie Kuria, Dr. Josphat Kwasira, Eunice Waruguru, Comparative Study of External Supply Chain Risks on Operational Performance of Motor Vehicle Body Building Firms in Nakuru County, Kenya, International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 566-576. doi: 10.11648/j.ijefm.20150305.28
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