Noble International Journal of Business and Management Research


Online ISSN: 2520-4521 | Print ISSN: 2522-6606

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    Volume 5 Number 1 January 2021

Contract Management Strategies and Project Performance at Kenya National Highways Authority

Pages: 23-38
Authors: Aggrey Nyakawa Kwamesa*, Peterson Obara Magutu, Stephen Onserio Nyamwange, Richard Nyaanga Ongeri, Robert Matwere Bosire, Richard Bitange Nyaoga, PhD
Abstract
Construction contract management strategies are key in the achievement of a firms’ objectives. Construction projects are key in any economy due to their high contributions to the economy since they are key in facilitation of key activities. The study was on CMS and project performance of KENHA. The study objectives were to determine the extent of implementation of CMS in KENHA and to establish the effect of CMS on project performance in KENHA. The study adopted a descriptive statics. The study adopted use of strategic choice and agency theory. In the research methodology, the study adopted use descriptive statics. The target population consisted of 40 staff at KENHA. The study used primary data which was collected using questionnaires that were administered through drop and pick method. The supply chain managers, procurement managers or their equivalent were the respondents in KENHA. Data collected was analyzed by use of descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis. Findings were displayed by use of tables for easy understanding. Data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings from the study revealed that CMS had been implemented in KENHA to a large extent. The study findings revealed positive and significant relationship between CMS and project performance. The research also concludes that 83% of project performance is affected by implementation of CMS at KENHA. The study recommends that future studies be carried out on CMS on other firms other than KENHA. In addition, we need to have a holistic view of other firms other than KENHA alone. The major limitation of the study was that it was solely based on KENHA.

Management of Movable Assets and the Application of Supply Chain Management Policies in the Department Of Human Settlements, Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Government

Pages: 14-22
Authors: Jabulile R. Kunene*, Dr, S. Govender
Abstract
The Department of Human Settlements (DoHS) has over the years received reports on lack of proper implementation of the Supply Chain Management, in particular the management of movable assets processes. Asset Management is a sub-component within Supply Chain Management in the DoHS. Asset Management is responsible for the management of all movable assets procured by the department. Movable assets such as departmental vehicles, office furniture, computer sets, are used by the officials in performing their day-to-day functions. Officials in the Department are responsible for the management and safeguarding of the assets assigned to them. The research covered in this article aimed to investigate how the department manages its assets and complies with the transversal policies of Supply Chain Management (SCM), which deal with demand management, acquisition management, utilisation management and disposal management processes. The information covered within this research is from varying records, official documents and departmental policies, dealing directly with the problem at hand, especially the management and monitoring of movable assets. Varying methods of collecting and analysing data were used to achieve valid and reliable results. The researcher analysed and compared various information records that informed findings with regard to risk management and control measures, value for money, responsibility and accountability and intervention strategies that may bring about efficiency and effectiveness in the department with regard to management of movable assets. This was done to address the issue of audit queries received by the Department of Human Settlements.

Effect of Workplace Physical Environment on the Productivity of Employees in Public Organization: A Study of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Jalingo Branch, Taraba State

Pages: 1-13
Authors: Saidu, Ali Yolah, Onyeaghala Obioma Hyginus*, Gift J. Eke
Abstract
This study sought to identify the effect of workplace physical environment on the productivity of employees. A case study approach was employed in this study and the Central Bank of Nigeria, Jalingo Branch served as the study area. The population of this study comprised of all the permanent staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Jalingo Branch which is made up of 70 employees; (executive’s staff cadre 10, senior staff 35 and Junior staff 25. The probability sampling technique was adopted to select elements from each cadre to give a sample frame of 60. Questionnaire that was validated and tested for reliability served as data collection instrument. Collected data were presented in frequency and percentage tables, and this formed the basis for data analysis. The null hypotheses were tested using Chi-Square statistical tool aided by SPSS version 23. Findings indicate that: Spacious physical work environment increases the productivity of employees. The productivity of employees increases in a work environment with availability of suitable equipment. Lastly, findings show that workplace environment with open communication increases employee productivity. Following the findings of this study, it is proposed that: organizations should provide spacious workplace physical environment for their employees because this substantially increases employees’ productivity. For the fact that the productivity of employees increases in a work environment with availability of suitable equipment, it means that organizations should act in accordance with this finding if they are to achieve employee productivity. Following the findings that work place environment with open communication increases productivity, it behooves on organizations to create work place environment charged with open communication and supportive to team spirit.

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