Supplier development and supplier performance in organizations in Uganda:

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
The purpose of the study is to supplier development and supplier performance in private sector organizations: a case study of Kinyara sugar works. The study objectives were to determine the effect of supplier incentives on supplier performance in organizations in Uganda, examine the effect of supplier financial supplier support on supplier development in organizations in Uganda and explore the effect of supplier training on supplier performance in organizations in Uganda. The study was conducted from Kinyara sugar works were the data was collected from 60 respondents using the questionnaires, the study adopted a correlation descriptive design based frequency and percentages The study concludes that supplier incentives are fundamental for suppliers performance though was provided to low levels. The study conclude that increasing incentives to suppliers can generate supplier performance and providing financial support to suppliers builds their base for improved supplier performance for the organizations. The study on training supplier does not only enhance supplier quality but provides avenues for increasing a base of the supplies provision in terms of quality, time and adequate in the organization. Supplier development in purchasing is fundamental and can increase the performance for improved suppliers’ capacity. The study recommend for continuous improvement in the supply base is critical to maintaining the advantages accrued from supplier development and this can be achieved by carrying out supplier appraisals from time to time. These favorable terms allow for expansion; enhance suppliers’ capability and capacity to cope with the buyers’ requirements, leads to more profits and greater stability. Otherwise, financial instability of strategic suppliers can quickly deteriorate toward bankruptcy leading to collapse of supplier and buyer business. Supplier training has an effect on supplier performance, It is also recommended that, technically proficient buyers need to provide technical support to its strategic suppliers so as to enhance supplier flexibility, supplier material improvement, supplier process improvement, product innovation improvements and supplier product quality in order to vitalize mutual collaboration. A firm may need the capabilities of other firms to complement its own in building sustainable competitive advantage, so securing those complementary capabilities will allow a firm to grow steadily by overcoming its resource-based constraints.
A Research Report Submitted to the College of Economics and Management in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelor’s Degree in Supplies and Procurement Management of Kampala International University
Supplier development, Supplier performance, Kinyara sugar works, Uganda