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Title: Effect of procurement lead time on teaching and learning at the University of Health and Allied Sciences
Authors: Adjei, Frederick Sarpong
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2017
Abstract: This study was conducted to determine the effects of procurement lead time on teaching and learning at the University of Health and Allied Sciences. Consistent delays in the provision of goods in public universities create a less than optimal environment for effective teaching and learning. The study aims to examine the various factors that influence procurement lead time and their effects on teaching and learning. Using a purposive sampling technique, questionnaires were used to collect data from teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students. It was found from the study that the number of inventory turns per year at the university was less than 5 times and that the average procurement lead time is over a month. It was further found that stock out occurs once a month in the University. It was also found that factors that affect procurement lead time in the university of Health and Allied Sciences are; the adequate knowledge of Ghana’s Procurement framework, the ability to design unambiguous procurement specifications, Staff motivation and top management support, Effective supplier selection and the adequate and timely release of funds to the procurement unit. It was found that major supplies to the university are from local and foreign manufacturing companies which indicate a relationship with the private sector. Enhanced procurement lead time ensure goods availability and ensure on time delivery and better suppliers performance. Enhanced procurement lead time reduces inventory costs and creates a better supply chain management system in the university. Analysis of collected data suggests: Keeping to Ghana Procurement regulations, Outsourcing non-essential/Non-core services and other such initiatives are valid strategies for improving procurement lead time. In conclusion, proper coordination between stakeholders is required to ensure effective supply chain systems. It is recommended that Call-Off Contracts with Suppliers be used as well as the implementation of E-Procurement and Electronic Reorder Systems.
Description: A thesis submitted to Department of Building Technology College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9942
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