Factors affecting supply chain risks for SMEs in kwekwe in 2017
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The percentage (%) of business organisation operating in Zimbabwe is small and Medium Enterprises is high and they are facing some supply chain risks. These risks push some SMEs and affect their growth and development. The factors that affect SMEs includes internal and external. This research explores such risks and aid in the development of SMEs in Zimbabwe. The main objective of the research was to determine the nature and characteristics of SMEs and their workforce. A related objective was to identify suppliers and customers of the SMEs in the supply chain so as to deduce their risks and the last objective was to analyse the environmental factors that affect supply chain risks for SMEs. A population size of 420 SMEs from which a sample size of 50 SMEs was used. Data was collected using formal interviews in which the interviews were conduct face to face. Key informant interviews were used where individuals who were believed to have more understanding on the concept understudy were asked some questions and the information of the respondents was used for the conclusion of the data analysis. The results were analysed using SPSS version 20 and it was interpreted using descriptive analysis used to for detailed clarification of the results. The results shows that some of the supply chain risks affecting SMEs are due to the suppliers and customers they trade with. Most of them were noted to be indigenous.
- Department of Economics