ROLE OF MATERIAL REQUIREMENT PLANNING IMPLEMENTATION ON SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN KENYA: A CASE OF MABATI ROLLING MILLS LIMITED.
SALAD KIKUYU SARITE
Masters Student: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
DR. NOOR SHALE
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
CITATION: Sarite, K., S., & Shale, N. Role of Material Requirement Planning Implementation on Supply Chain Performance in The Manufacturing Sector in Kenya: A Case of Mabati Rolling Mills Limited. European Journal of Business Management. Vol. 5. (11). Pp 89-100.
Material Requirement planning (MRP I) is not plainly a software, but can be perceived as a marriage of people’s skills, database accuracy, dedication and computer resources. It is therefore more of the company’s management concept for using human resources more effectively and productively. MRP I has in the past few years provided a platform where various business functions are linked-up including capacity management, production planning, , business planning, marketing, purchasing, accounting, finance and even human resource management. The main objective of this study was to assess the role of MRP I implementation on supply chain performance in the manufacturing sector in Kenya with Mabati rolling mills limited as the case study. The management and employees of Mabati rolling mills limited were the target population. The study targeted 450 employees at Mabati rolling mills limited but only 45 employees (10 percent of 450) were included in the sample population. A descriptive survey design was adopted as the major research design. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected in this study. Questionnaires were the major instrument for data collection. The quantitative data collected in this case was analyzed further for inferential and descriptive statistics by use of the SPSS Version 20 software. Qualitative data from the open ended questions was organized into subtopics. The responses were further coded, processed and tabulated as per the data analysis procedure. Pie charts and frequency tables were in this case used to present the study result.
Keywords: Material Requirement planning, Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain
Supply chain performance