Effect of Supply Chain Management Practices on Procurement Performance in Local Governments of Uganda: A case study of Mbarara District
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This study was about the effect of supply chain management practices on procurement performance in local Governments of Uganda, a case study of Mbarara District. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of supply chain management practices on procurement performance in Uganda local governments using Mbarara District as a case study. The study was guided by the following three research objectives: to examine the effect of supplier selection on procurement performance in Mbarara District; to establish the effect of supplier relationships management on procurement performance in Mbarara District; to establish the effect of supply chain risk management on procurement performance in Mbarara District Has been rejected based on the relevancy. This study used a case study design. The study follows both qualitative and quantitative approaches. From a population of 72, the target sample size was 69 but the response was 47. Purposive sampling was used to select local government staff. Convenient sampling was used to select service providers. The quantitative data segment was analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequencies and percentages) and inferential statistics (correlations, coefficient of determination and regression). Findings revealed a positive strong relationship between supplier selection and procurement performance, a positive strong relationship between supplier relationships and procurement performance and a positive strong relationship between supply chain risk management and procurement performance. It was concluded that supplier chain management significantly affected procurement performance of Mbarara district local government. It is recommended that Mbarara district improves its supplier chain selection, supplier relationships and supply risk management to improve its procurement performance.