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The State of Supply Chain Management Practices within SMEs in Ghana: A Case Study of Selected Agrochemical Companies in Kumasi

Nsiah Asare, Evelyn and Prempeh, Kwadwo Boateng (2016): The State of Supply Chain Management Practices within SMEs in Ghana: A Case Study of Selected Agrochemical Companies in Kumasi.

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Abstract

The study seeks to find out the state of supply chain management within SME’s in Ghana by investigating the extent of Supply Chain Management (SCM) practices, its benefits and challenges using some selected agrochemical companies in the Kumasi Metropolis. The study was a descriptive study. Primary data was obtained from the selected respondents using postal questionnaires. Convenience sampling technique was employed to obtain information from both the management staff and the consumers (farmers). Two hundred and fifty (250) questionnaires were distributed to the respondents. However, a total number of 200 could be retrieved for discussion and analysis. The obtained data was then analysed by the usage of descriptive method which employed tools like charts and tables. The study revealed that foreign and domestic suppliers, distributors and consumers together with Agrochemical Companies forms the supply chain; and an indication of weak supply chain management practices within the supply chain of Agrochemical companies. The study however was limited by difficulty in obtaining data and respondents’ unwillingness to give information can affect reliability of the study. However, all academicians and practitioners who are active in SCM will find value in this research

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