Perception of Supply Chain Management Practice and its Links with Performances in Ago-processing Industry: the Case of National Tobacco Enterprise (Ethiopia) SC

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of this research was to assess supply chain management practices (SCMP) and to test the relationship of supply chain management practice with SCM operational and organizational performances in National Tobacco Enterprise (Ethiopia) SC (NTE). The study methodology employed was quantitative method where structured questionnaires were sent to 224 tobacco out growers, suppliers, customers, NTE (purchasing, warehouse, marketing, production and IT) working unit employees. The research framework was tested in SPSS Version 20 using both descriptive statics (mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (linear correlation and multiple regressions). The empirical result of analysis indicates that supply chain management is practiced in NTE. Moreover the research findings have shown that SCMP have a positive effect on both SCM operational and organizational performance. Furthermore, SCM operational performance has also a positive significant relationship with SCM organizational performance. This study was conducted in one organization with a relatively small sample size of respondents. Also the data were collected only from suppliers and customers located in Addis Ababa. However, being the first study to assess the practice of SCMP in tobacco industry in Ethiopia, the research will serve as a spark light for future related researches. This study has also tested the relationship of SCM operational performance with SCM organizational performance for which few researches are available in this area



Ago-processing Industry, Tobacco enterprise, Ethiopia