The adoption of e-procurement and its impact on the procurement efficiency of soft drink manufacturers in Harare- Zimbabwe
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The research was carried out on the adoption of e procurement and its impact on the procurement efficiency of soft drink manufacturers in Harare- Zimbabwe. The research aimed to achieve three objectives; To explore the level of e procurement adoption at soft drink manufacturing firms in Harare –, Zimbabwe, To identify factors influencing the adoption of e- procurement at soft drink manufacturing firms in Harare –, Zimbabwe. And To recommend the solutions facing adoption of e- procurement at soft drink manufacturing firms. In Harare-Zimbabwe. The researcher reviewed the literature related to e procurement before and after its implementation at soft drink manufactures in Harare-s Zimbabwe. The research adopted a descriptive research design where a sample of 60 respondents who were selected through stratified sampling was involved in the research. Primary data was collected by the use of a questionnaire, interview and observation. The data was analysed through SPSS and presented in tables and figures. The researcher found out that many firms have adopted e -procurement with a minimum of 5 years .The researcher also established that accountability and cost reduction were among some of the factors that influence the adoption of e-procurement. The study revealed that despite the fact that most firms have adopted the use of e-procurement systems some procurement activities are being still done manually. There is need to conduct a comparative study on the adoption of e-procurement and its impact on the procurement efficiency on public sector companies. This will help in coming up with differences and similarities that can serve as a benchmark.
- Department of Economics