Assessment Of Sustainable Supply Chain Management Practice Of Fresh Meat At Addis Ababa Abattoirs Enterprise

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Addis Ababa University


This paper asses the effect of supply chain practices on sustainable supply chain performance at Addis Ababa Abattoirs Enterprise. Sustainable supply chain management as a thriving sub-field of supply chain management has gained significance due to growing concern about environment from both academics and practitioners in the past two decades. Despite the fact that SSCM initiatives have been practiced by manufacturing firms during this period, there is a concern as to whether these practices are being implemented because they are profitable or because of driving forces affecting them. Until to date the performance implications of sustainable supply chain management are unclear, and therefore this thesis attempts to address this gap. Moreover, the consequences of SSCM adoption is not seen immediately because of its longer time needing nature. Therefore, this research was designed to achieve two main objectives: (i) determining the role of driving forces in the adoption of SSCM practices, and (ii) investigating whether SSCM practices can be both environmentally beneficial and commercially viable. By using Resources based view theory the study aims to identify the effects of different dimensions of supply chain management practices (SCMP) on sustainable supply chain management practice (SSCP) of the enterprise. A questionnaire was used as a research tool for collecting data where convenience sampling was sent to 287 respondents. Interviews also conducted with some informants. The collected data was analyzed using both quantitative and qualitative statistics and correlational analysis were employed. Main findings of the study depict that, the supply chain management practice of the enterprise along the supply chain is ineffective/poor as the mean values of all variables were below the average mean and there was a positive correlation between supply chain management practice and sustainable supply chain management practice. However, the study indicates that the practices of both customer relationship management and supplier’s management have a significant positive effect on supply chain performance effectiveness. Furthermore, the result of descriptive analysis adds a new dimension for supply chain management practices of the enterprise. On the other hand, the study has some limitations are in its focused on the meat production sector. The Practical implications of this study may explain to decision-makers and managers that the importance of supply chain management practices can increase the supply chain management performance



Supply Chain management practice, Sustainable supply chain management practice, Sustainable procurement, Sustainable production;, Sustainable distribution