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EFFECT OF E-PROCUREMENT IMPLEMENTATION ON PERFORMANCE OF HOSPITALITY TRAINING INTITUTION IN KENYA: CASE OF KENYA UTALII COLLEGE

Ngaara Patrick Macharia
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, KENYA
Mr. George Ochiri
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, KENYA

CITATION: Macharia, P.N & Ochiri, G. (2014). Effect of E-Procurement Implementation on Performance of Hospitality Training Institution in   Kenya: Case of Kenya Utalii College. Nairobi County. European Journal of Business Management, 2 (1), 336-341.

ABSTRACT    

Since the arrival of internet as a supply management tool in the mid-1990s enterprises have tried to gain the benefit e-procurement can deliver: cost reduction, process streamlining, improved contract compliance, increased spend under management, and more. However many challenges stood in the way and only in the recent years have leading enterprises taken full advantage of the value of e-procurement systems. The Kenya government considers ICT a key pillar in the success of vision 2030 which aims to transform the country into industrialized nation by 2030. The overall objective of this study was to examine the effect of e procurement implementation on performance of hospitality institution case of Kenya Utalii College. The study adopted research questions. A descriptive research design was used in this study. The target population was all staff of Kenya Utalii College drawn from list from Human Resource department. Simple random techniques will be used to draw sample of 61 respondents. Data was collected using questionnaires. Data was analyzed by use of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The data was presented by percentage frequency tables, bar chart, and pie chart for ease of understanding. The study found out that: Cost Saving, Buyer- Supplier Integration, Cycle Time reduction and information flow all affected implementation of performance at the Kenya Utalii College to a large extent. The study recommends cost saving should be the observed to enable expansion. The study also recommends that procurement staff should possess sets of skills appropriate in procurement activities. Finally the study recommends that Kenya Utalii College should review their organization to establish the adequacy or otherwise of the resources including skill levels dedicated to the procurement activity. Kenya Utalii College should review their organization to establish the adequacy or otherwise of the resources including skill levels dedicated to the procurement activity.


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