Proceedings of The International Conference on Advanced Research in Supply Chain Management
Effect of Steering Supply Chain Processes Outsourcing on the Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Kenya
Denis Kamau Muthoni
This study sought to examine the effect of steering supply chain processes outsourcing on the performance of manufacturing firms in Kenya. This study adopted a cross sectional survey research design. The population for this study was all the manufacturing firms in Kenya. The target population for this study was all the manufacturing firms operating in Nairobi’s Industrial Area. The sampling frame for this study was all the manufacturing firms operating in Nairobi’s industrial area. Records indicate that there were 358 firms operating in this area. Simple random sampling was adopted for this study in selecting the respondents. With respect to the effect on the performance improvement of the firm planning outsourcing has the most causal effect, followed by budgeting, monitoring and finally the outsourcing of coordination has the least effect on the improvement of the performance. This study concludes that the outsourcing of steering processes has a significant effect on the improvement of supply chain performance of manufacturing firms in Kenya.
keywords: coordination, budgeting, monitoring, planning, quality.