Supplier Evaluation Management Practice and Supply Chain Performance of Kenyan Selected County Governments in Nyanza Region
Keywords:County Governments, Supplier Evaluation Management Practice, Supply Chain Performance
Adequate supplier evaluations reduce the cost of projects. Therefore, inadequate supplier monitoring can lead to high costs, non-performance risks, and poor quality of the deliverables. The study examined the influence of supplier evaluation management practices on the supply chain performance of selected Kenyan county governments in Nyanza Region. The study used a number of methods, first utilising a descriptive and correlational research design. The study targeted 112 staff in the procurement department as well as nine lead prequalified suppliers. Data was collected using closed-ended questionnaires and an interview schedule. For data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics were used. The study utilised both descriptive and inferential statistics. Supplier evaluation management practice had a positive and significant effect on supply chain performance (t = 5.789, p<0.05). The study recommends that devolved units in Kenya should evaluate suppliers to ensure that effectiveness, efficiency, customer satisfaction, and a shortened lead time are realized. This can be achieved through quality commitments, distributions, and delivery strategies and evaluating the cost, thus leading to improved performance of the supply chain of devolved units.
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