International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Material Science and Engineering | Kenya | Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014


An Investigation of the Effect of Interdepartmental Coordination between Material Related Departments on Organizational Performance: A Survey of Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Limited (Eldowas) Kenya

Keitany Pauline Jeruto | Lawrence Mutwol


Abstract: The study sought to investigate the effect of interdepartmental coordination between material related departments on organizational performance: A Survey of Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Limited (ELDOWAS). The target population of the study was 56 employees of Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Limited. A sample of 49 respondents was selected from this population using the stratified random sampling technique; where 7 departments; which directly deal with materials; were selected which include: production; Purchasing; quality Control; Warehouse/store; Human Resource Development; Finance and audit and physical Distribution departments. Data was collected from the members of this sample using structured questionnaires. The study employed descriptive research design and inferential statistics in analyzing the data. Results of the study were presented in form of tables and figures. Results showed that Interdepartmental coordination between materials related department was critical to organizational performance and its effects would not only reduce the associated costs; but also avoid waste and non-value adding activities in the organization. The study concluded that the employees and other stakeholders in the organization should be highly involved in effective materials management upon providing them with continuous training programs.


Keywords: Materials Management, Interdepartmental Coordination, Organizational Performance, production Costs, Wastes, Profitability


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014,


Pages: 1308 - 1313


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