Online ISSN: 2519-9722 | Print ISSN: 2522-6789
Volume 4 Number 11 November 2019
E-PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES AND SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE OF PRIVATE HOSPITALS IN NAIROBI, KENYAPages: 145-156
Authors: KhalifAbdi Maalim*, Peterson Obara Magutu, James Mauti Mose
Purpose: The specific objectives of the study were; to establish the e-procurement strategies used by private hospitals in Nairobi, Kenya and to establish the relationship between e-procurement strategies and supply chain performance of private hospitals in Nairobi, Kenya. Design/Research method: The study was supported by a descriptive research design. The study targeted 34 private hospitals in Nairobi County. Data was collected by use of questionnaires. In total, 34 questionnaires were issued out to respondents. The collected data was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Finding: The study established that the key e-procurement strategies were e-supplier selection (M=3.82), e-sourcing (M=3.81), e-tendering (M=3.78) and e-payment (M=3.75). The study concludes that e-procurement strategies have positive and significant relationship with performance. Limitation: The study was limited to e-procurement strategies and how they influenced performance. Future studies can extent the e-procurement on competitive positioning of the hospitals. Implication: The study recommends that the management team of all private hospitals in Kenya to invest in e-procurement strategies in order to improve on procurement performance. To policy makers including the ministry of health, the study recommends that proper policies and regulations should be formulated that support e-procurement in private hospitals.