A Framework for Construction Supply Chain Management in Kenya: A Case for Targeted Construction Completion Time
Grace Wangari Karanja1, Abednego Gwaya2, Wanyona Githae3
1Grace Wangri Karanja, Masters Student – Construction Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Nairobi, Kenya, India.
2Dr. Gwaya Oswald Abednego, Lecturer – Construction Management is Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Nairobi, Kenya, India.
3Dr. Wanyona Githae, Senior Lecturer – Construction Management is Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Nairobi, Kenya, India.
Manuscript received on August 20, 2017. | Revised Manuscript received on August 26, 2017. | Manuscript published on September 05, 2017. | PP: 14-21 | Volume-7 Issue-4, September 2017. | Retrieval Number: D3045097417/2017©BEIESP
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Abstract: The Kenyan Construction industry is crucial for the growth of the country’s economy. According to S.D Khutale et al. 2013 output from the Kenyan construction industry is a major and integral part of the nations GDP. The Kenyan National Bureau of statistics (2014) recorded the Gross domestic Product (GDP) for years 2010, 2011 and 2012 was 4.5%, 4.3% and 4.8% respectively. The construction industry is increasingly becoming competitive hence focus is increasingly being on improving performance. Based on these observations and government reports, kimondo et al.(2015) proposed construction supply chain management as a solution to the perennial problem of failure to meet target completion time on construction projects. A survey approach covering 140 randomly selected construction sites whose companies were duly registered by NCA in Nairobi was used. The findings revealed a positive and significant relationship between CSC practices, CSC characteristics, CSC outcomes, CSCM frameworks and targeted project completion time. Based on the findings, the study concluded that construction supply chain management influences the performance of targeted project completion time for construction firms within Nairobi County. The study developed a framework and recommended that construction firms work by adopting the framework to improve on their attributes; and ensure that their outcomes are successful hence meeting the construction project targeted time. Finally, the study recommended that similar studies should be conducted in other Counties for comparison purposes.
Keywords: Construction supply chain, Construction Supply chain Management, Construction Project, Targeted ompletion time.