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Title: Assessment on Truck Transport Management practices in Ethiopian Ministry of National Defense Logistics Main Department
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Matiwos Ensermu (Phd)
Tsegay, Abadi
Keywords: Descriptive Research;Transport Management practices
Issue Date: 22-Jun-2016
Publisher: aau
Abstract: The objective of this study is to critically assess truck transportation management practice and finding the major shortcomings of the transport services in MoND logistics main department. The study used descriptive research design in both quantitative and qualitative approach. Primary data were collected through questionnaire, interview as well as field observation. Purposive sampling technique for7interviewees and simple random sampling technique used for 186 respondents asked in the open and cloth ended questionnaire. In addition, secondary data, such as annuals evaluation reports, quarterly and monthly reports, plans, and other relevant documents of MoND-Logistics assessed and other documents like; journals, articles, research papers, was used. Methodologically, this study is in accordance to the nature of the data required and designed to be descriptive. Statistical package for Social Science Software (SPSS) was applied to present data and to get the required analysis results for study. The researcher also presents the results by using descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, charts, tables and other related statistical data presentation techniques. The major finding of the study indicates that, there are empty trips or underutilization of vehicles and limited utilizing modern technologies such as global positioning system, radio frequency identification The required professional competency of managers and drivers to carry out their duties and responsibilities is at good level but not at the higher professional competence level. Since the department lacks comprehensive approaches on undertaking appropriate on the job training for both managers and subordinates and problem of establishing a liaison with governmental marketing organizations and other stakeholders in order to find market for those empty trips.
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