Erick Obinga Oure, Dr. Miriam Thogori


The general objective was to examine the effect of lean supply chain practices and supply chain performance of agro processing firms in Nairobi Metropolis, Kenya. The specific objectives were to; determine effect of just in time, supplier relationship, on supply chain performance of agro processing firms in Nairobi Metropolis, Kenya. The study was guided by theories namely; lean theory, social exchange theory. The researcher employed descriptive research design. The target population of this study was 102 agro processing firms in Nairobi City County. The study adopted census approach since the population under study is small and use questionnaires for data collection. The sample for piloting was 10% of the sample hence 10 supply chain managers. This study used both construct validity and content validity. The Cronbach Alpha coefficient was used to measure the consistency of variables. Primary data was analyzed using both descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean) and inferential statistics that included Pearson correlation and regression. The study concludes that just in time has a positive and significant effect on performance of agro processing firms in Nairobi Metropolis, Kenya. In addition, the study concludes that supplier relationship has a positive and significant effect on performance of agro processing firms in Nairobi Metropolis, Kenya. Based on the findings, this study recommends that the management of agro processing firms should put into consideration availability of resources on demand, production on demand, availability of labor on demand.



Oure, E. O. &, Thogori M. (2022). Lean Supply Chain Practices And Performance Of Agro Processing Firms In Nairobi Metropolis, Kenya. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 3(2022), 264-275

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