Eunice Nyarima Githinji, Dr. John Achuora


The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of Material Management Drivers on the performance of Parastatals in Nairobi City County, Kenya with an aim of making recommendations. The study sought to establish the effect of inventory categorization, Inventory Control Techniques. To achieve this, the researcher reviewed both theoretical and empirical literature and proposed the research methodology that addressed the gaps identified in literature as well as answer the stipulated research questions. The study employed a descriptive research design. The researcher preferred this method because it allows an in-depth study of the subject. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaires. The study employed stratified random sampling technique in coming up with a sample size. Pilot study was carried out to establish the validity and reliability of the research instruments. The instruments were designed appropriately according to the study objectives. The data collected was analyzed by use of descriptive and inferential statistics. The study used multiple regression and correlation analysis to show the relationship between the dependent variable and the independent variables. The data generated was keyed in and analyzed by use of Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS) version 24 to generate information which was presented using charts, frequencies and percentages. The response rate of the study was 80%. The findings of the study indicated that; inventory control techniques and Inventory Control Techniques have a positive relationship with performance of Parastatals. Finally, the study recommended that public institutions should embrace inventory optimization practices so as to improve their performance and further researches should to be carried out in other public entities to find out if the same results can be obtained.

Key Words: Material Management Drivers, Performance of Parastatals, Inventory categorization, Inventory Control Technique

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