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Supplier Evaluation Practices And Procurement Performance Of Tea Processing Firms In Nandi County, Kenya

Volume 5 - Issue 10, October 2022 Edition
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Zelpha Malongo, Dr. Nurwin Fozia, Dr. Kiganda Evans
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Abstract
The purpose of the study was to analyse the effect of supplier evaluation practices on the procurement performance of tea processing firms in Nandi County, Kenya. The specific objective was to determine the effect of supplier evaluation on procurement performance of tea processing firms in Nandi County, Kenya. This study used resource dependence theory, networking theory, and Payne’s five forces model. A cross sectional research design was adopted on a target population of 96 respondents where census sampling technique was used with data collected using questionnaires. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple linear regression analysis. The study findings indicated that supplier evaluation had a significant negative effect on procurement performance given a coefficient of -0.185 with a p - value < 0.05. The study findings are relevant to managers and policymakers for purposes of formulating policies aimed at implementing effective SRM practices which may enhance procurement performance. It was recommended that tea processing firms in Kenya to embrace evaluation practices as the coefficient of determination (0.618) was an indication that approximately 62% of variations in the procurement performance measured through cost level is explained by changes in supplier evaluation.
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