ERIC Number: EJ888241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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An Exploration of Supply Chain Management Practices in the Central District Municipality
Ambe, I. M.
Educational Research and Reviews, v4 n9 p427-435 Sep 2009
The main objective of the paper is to explore supply chain management practices in the Central District Municipality, North West province of South Africa, using the grounded theory methodology. Supply chain management was introduced in the South African public sector to alleviate deficiencies related to governance, interpretation and implementation of the public procurement policies. The findings of the study reveal that, the Central District municipality and its affiliated municipalities practice supply chain management, but their practice is far from satisfactory as required by the Municipal Supply Chain Management Policy. The municipalities lack proper knowledge, skills and capacity to effectively implement supply chain management. The paper concludes by recommending training of personnel involved with the implementation of supply chain as well as appropriate organisational structures to achieve integration, collaboration and coordination.
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Municipalities, Labor Needs, Foreign Countries, Public Sector, Delivery Systems, Supply and Demand, Operations Research, Audits (Verification), Public Policy, Program Implementation, Governance, Institutional Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa