Influence of Logistics Practices on Performance of Food Manufacturing Firms

Stanley Nyaga Njeru, Jane Queen Omwenga

Abstract


The study's general objective was to evaluate the influence of logistic practices on the performance of food manufacturing firms in Kenya. The study used a descriptive design. The study was limited to the food manufacturing firms in Kenya. The food manufacturing companies included in this study consist of 234 firms registered as of 2018. The target population was 234 managers in registered food manufacturing firms in Kenya. Census sampling was used, thus a sample size of 234 respondents. The researcher used questionnaires to collect data. The study established that food manufacturing firms in Kenya utilized logistics practices, including material handling, inventory management, transportation management, and information flow. Material handling and inventory management have a significant influence on the performance of food manufacturing firms in Kenya. Transport management also had a significant influence on performance, followed by inventory management. Information flow had no significant influence on the performance of food manufacturing firms in Kenya. The study recommends that food manufacturing firms should relook their transport management to ensure that it contributes to their overall logistics performance. Food manufacturing firms in Kenya need to adopt an integrated ICT controlled system.


Keywords


Logistics, Inventory, Material Handling, Information Flow

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