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Authors: Tadele, Mamo
Advisors: Dr.-Ing. Daniel Kitaw
Copyright: Nov-2011
Date Added: 3-May-2012
Abstract: ABSTRACT The industrial strategic development plan of Ethiopia gives great emphasis to improve export-led products to join the international market in a large scale. The strategy also promotes capital saving and labor-intensive industrial development policy using coordinated approach (joint forum) of supply chain management to encourage the production of value-added products. As a predominantly agricultural economy with the largest cattle population in Africa, Ethiopia has a strong base for semi-processed leather, finished leather and leather products. So Ethiopia’s leather industry is in the forefront of the leather sector development within the Eastern and Southern African region. The recent export development strategy introduced by the government has give priority and incentive schemes for this sector. However, the challenge is how to make best use of the country’s revealed comparative advantage to build a dynamic and competitive sector that contributes to Ethiopia's economic growth. Since tanning sub-sector has a great potential for rapid development of Ethiopian leather sector and economic growth of the country, performance improvement of Ethiopian tannery industry needed. Therefore, the aim of this thesis is to assess performance measurement and improvement practices, determine key performance improvement areas, and make proper recommendation and formulate performance measurement and improvement model for Ethiopian tannery industries and case company. This research paper reviews worldwide researches that related with performance measurement and improvement. It has been conducted in a sample of eleven Ethiopian tannery industries and case company by using a well structured survey questions, interviews, personal observation, and secondary data collection. The results from this research assure that the major performance problems of tannery industries are shortage of raw materials, low skill of workers, machinery breakage, poor resource planning, poor customer and supplier relations, and poor performance management. Depending upon the research findings, performance measurement and improvement model with its implementation steps is recommended as a solution.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2189
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