Assessment of Pharmaceutical Logistics Performance the Case of Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Share Company

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Addis Ababa University


Logistics is part of the supply chain that plans, actualizes, and controls the practical, compelling stream and capacity of stock, organizations, and related data between the point of root and the point of utilization in organize to meet customers’ prerequisites. Logistics management is an integrating function, which coordinates and optimizes all logistics activities, as well as integrates logistics activities with other functions including marketing, sales manufacturing, finance, and information technology. Logistics is as old as organized warfare and, like war itself, has evolved considerably over time. Some changes, such as the introduction of new methods of transportation or new ways of obtaining supplies, have influenced logistics directly. Other changes have been indirect, the byproducts of the use of new techniques and weapons. The study aimed to assess the logistics performance of the Ethiopian pharmaceutical manufacturing share company (EPHARM) which is a pioneer in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in Ethiopia.). Quantitative type’s research approach used to answer the research question. Descriptive study design and analysis was used in this study. Due to the small target population (56), it was decided to employ a census technique to gain insight on logistics performances. To achieve the objectives of this study the researcher employed secondary data sources. After the data was checked it was coded, entered and analyzed by using IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20. The study shows that the customers’ response rate, the inventory and planning management, transportation, and supply management were inefficiently practiced. However the numbers of warehouses were enough to allow sufficient space, time utility and to accommodate the materials in proper and safe way. Finally the study recommended that the company should give due attention in properly implementing logistics activities for efficient delivery service, better inventory management and better supply of materials.



Logistics, Logistics management, Performance