An Assessment of Coffee Supply Chain Management Practices of Cooperatives:The Case of Guji And West Guji Zones, Oromia, Ethiopia.

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Addis Ababa University


Supply chain management practice in every sector (manufacturing, agriculture, construction, service etc) of Ethiopia, has arms length relationship and have rivalry relationship and compete among each other instead of cooperation, (Matiwos,2015 ).Lack of the understanding and adoption of the supply chain management concept and principles were stated as the statement of the problem of the research. In this study both quantitative methods was adopt to investigate the supply chain management practice. The purpose was to assess coffee supply chain management practices of the cooperatives in the case of Gujii and West Guji zones from farmers to export stage. Both sources of the data were used to collect the data from the three partners (farmers, primary cooperatives and cooperatives union) that involved in coffee supply chain. At the end, Statistical Package for Social Sciences was used to explain, understand and summarize data that was collected from partners. SCM practices, the case of the coffee supply chain management practice of cooperative has a great problem on understanding of supply chain management concept, training and IT practices at the different stage. Level of partners that understand the concept of supply chain management score mean values are 2.3, 2.3&2.1 respectively. 2.4, 2.71 & 2.5 are the groups mean values of survey that collected from the three partners respectively and 2.7 & 2.4 are the mean values of the cooperatives union and primary cooperatives respectively. Supply Chain Management is the implementation of a supply chain orientation across suppliers and customers. Companies implementing SCM must first have a supply chain orientation, (mentzer’et al, 2001).Create awareness is first step for practice supply chain management effectively, so each partners of coffee cooperative supply chain must work on the supply chain orientation



supply chain management, quantitative methods, quantitative methods