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Title: Effects of decentralised procurement on productivity: a case study of Zoomlionn Ghana Limited
Authors: Kyei-Amoako, Rudolf
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2017
Abstract: The study aimed at identifying the procurement methods used at Zoomlion Ghana limited, assessing the effects of decentralised procurement, examining the benefits of decentralised procurement functions and evaluating the challenges that inhibit the smooth implementation of procurement activities. The study used a cross sectional design. Purposive sampling method was used to select a total of 80 workers of Zoomlion Ghana who were administered with questionnaires. The statistical package for social science (SPSS) was used for processing the data. The study revealed that the procurement method used at Zoomlion Ghana mostly is Request for Quotation. The study revealed that the highest effect of decentralised procurement on productivity at Zoomlion Ghana was that decentralised procurement ensures better control and supervision of procurement. Also, the study revealed that the greatest benefit of decentralisation to the productivity of Zoomlion Limited was that it provides greater efficiency. Most of the respondents said Zoomlion Ghana Limited faced challenges and the greatest challenge that inhibits the smooth implementation of procurement activities at Zoomlion Ghana limited is the Leveraging of Technology. The study recommended that the management of Zoomlion Ghana Limited should monitor the activities of the procurement team by demanding regular reports and reshuffling them when possible. Also, the management of Zoomlion Ghana limited should not rely solely on one company in the supply of its logistics but also ensure that they analyse the market to get other companies who produces quality products at a moderate price.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10457
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