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Research Paper | Financial Engineering | Kenya | Volume 3 Issue 4, April 2014
Employees Level of E-Procurement Skills as a Challenge Facing the Impl?mentations of Electronic Procurement System at Nakuru Water & Sanitation Services Ltd, Nakuru, Kenya
Abstract: Since the introduction of internet in the supply management subsector in the mid-1990s, enterprises have tried to gain the benefits electronic-procurement (e-procurement) can deliver. Eprocurement is in use as a means to reduce operation cost, enable volume purchase, allow a wider choice of buyers and suppliers improve delivery, eliminate manual order processing costs and reduce paper work and administrative costs. E-procurement often includes streamlining corporate purchasing processes by eliminating such traditional paper based documents as purchase orders and requisition forms. The study analyzes employees level of e-procurement skills as the challenges facing the implementation of e-procurement NAKURU WATER AND SANITATION COMPANY (NAWASSCO). The research employed descriptive research design and survey research method. The scope of the study was NAWASSCO with target population of 44 employees of the company. A census of the population was carried out and the response rate was 75 %. The findings were presented in form of descriptive statistics (mean, percentages and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (Pearsons correlation). It was established that the management considered computer competencies and skills as prerequisite in e-procurement for efficient services. Employees levels of e-procurement skills had a positive influence on the implementation of e-procurement at NAWASCO.
Keywords: NAWASSCO, E-procurement, IT, E-commerce, Employee, Security, Internet
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 4, April 2014,
Pages: 499 - 502