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Influence of Sustainable Logistics on Operational Performance of Timber Processing Firms in Nakuru County
International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 5, October 2016, Pages: 257-262
Received: Aug. 21, 2016; Accepted: Sep. 2, 2016; Published: Sep. 22, 2016
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Caroline Mundia, Department of Accounting, Finance and Management Science, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya
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Abstract
This study was informed by the literature gap on the relationship between sustainable logistics and operational performance, especially among processing firms in Kenya. It aimed at establishing the influence of sustainable logistics on operational performance of timber processing firms in Nakuru County. Data for the study was collected from Comply Company. This was a cross sectional survey where data was collected at single point in time for the purpose of the study. The study involved employees in procurement, finance and marketing departments of Comply Company as respondents. Data for the study were collected by aid of structured questionnaires that were checked for validity and reliability before actual data collection. Collected data were coded, cleared and analysis through statistical packages for social sciences (SPSS). Regression analysis with one tailed t-test ware used to establish the relationship between Sustainable Inbound Logistics, Sustainable Outbound Logistics and Operational Performance. The findings revealed that there is significant positive influence of Sustainable Inbound Logistics and Sustainable Outbound Logistics on Operational Performance. The study recommends that manufacturing and processing organizations should consider sustainable logistics activities in their operations if they are to achieve improved operational performance. The study further suggests that study be conducted to explore on sustainable logistics activities that would be used to achieve operations improvement in service industry.
Keywords
Sustainable Inbound Logistics, Sustainable Outbound Logistics, Operational Performance
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Caroline Mundia, Influence of Sustainable Logistics on Operational Performance of Timber Processing Firms in Nakuru County, International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2016, pp. 257-262. doi: 10.11648/j.ijefm.20160405.14
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