Supply Chain Management and Organizational Performance in the Private Sector in Uganda Case Study: Nice House of Plastics
Author: KAHUUGA GRACE
Supervisor: Pastor Kizza
The study examined Supply Chain Management and Organizational Performance in the Private Sector in Uganda with a case study of Nice House of Plastics (NHP). The study examined the relationship between production and organizational performance at NHP, assessed the relationship between storage management and organizational performance at NHP and finally investigated the relationship between transport management and organizational performance at NHP. The study employed a case study research design and used both qualitative and quantitative research approaches for data collection. The population of the study was 50 while the sample size was 40 as extracted from Krejicie and Morgan table though actual participants were 36. A structured questionnaire and interview guide were used to gather primary data while secondary data was extracted from annual reports, books and online journals. The result of the study revealed that there is a positive strong relationship between transport and Performance of NHP; that there is a positive high relationship between storage management and Performance of NHP and finally a positive moderate relationship between production management and Performance of NHP. In view of the above findings, the study concludes that NHP has adopted the various supply chain management practices and these practices have assisted the company to enhance the performance as supported by the results from correlation analysis conducted that indicated that there is a positive relationship between supply chain management and organization performance. The study therefore recommended that the organization should strengthen their supply chain management by putting greater effort to the implementation of some key best practices, the organization should create awareness forums to educate users on applicable laws and regulations such as the PPDA and lastly the organization should enhance their technological capacity so as to accommodate greater collaboration and information sharing between the firm and suppliers as well as internally.