Role of Strategic Procurement on Successful Project Implementation at Trademark East Africa

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dc.contributor.author Akong’o, Bethwel Akuno
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-08T08:31:44Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-08T08:31:44Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/4093
dc.description A Research Report Submitted to the Chandaria School of Business in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) en_US
dc.description.abstract This report seeks to examine the role of strategic procurement in successful project implementation at TradeMark East Africa (TMEA). The study was conducted with data collected from respondents from across the five country offices where TMEA has operations. It was guided by the following research objectives; to determine the strategic procurement practices used by TMEA in project implementation. To establish the relationship between strategic procurement practices and performance in TMEA. To establish challenges faced in the adoption of strategic procurement practices by TMEA. The study adopted a descriptive design in line with a study by Gill and Johnson (2006) on descriptive surveys that address specific characteristics of a selected population of subjects at a point in time, for the purpose of comparing the relationship between variables. The target population for the study was 148 employees of which 95 respondents participated in the survey. The study employed simple random and stratified random sampling techniques in sampling the population. Data was gathered from primary and secondary sources. The instruments that were used in the collection of data comprised of questionnaires and scrutiny of existing records for the secondary data. The outcomes of the study have been presented using the charts, tables and graphs with the values of the outcomes being indicated in percentages, percentage averages and averages. The study obtained three key results which are; there exists highly functional strategic procurement practices at TMEA which leads to improved performance of the procurement department, strategic procurement plays a big role on successful project implementation at TMEA and that there are challenges faced in adoption of strategic procurement practices by TMEA. Lastly there are challenges affecting procurement function at TMEA. The study recommended that TMEA should formulate policies through which these challenges can be overcome. TMEA should conduct research on how to improve the performance of the procurement department. Proper use of procurement strategies should be strictly followed to improve the procurement function performance and further research on how to improve the performance of the procurement department. Finally, the study recommends that technological change should be critically looked into as a mitigating measure to reduce procurement risks while ensuring maximization of the procurement departments’ potential. These findings will be beneficial to TMEAs management, and the government of Kenya through public sector corporations, universities, colleges and consultancy firms. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Strategic Procurement en_US
dc.subject Successful Project Implementation en_US
dc.subject Trademark East Africa en_US
dc.title Role of Strategic Procurement on Successful Project Implementation at Trademark East Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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