Ruphens Marion Adhiambo, Dr. Anthony Osoro


The general objective of the study was to examine the effect of supply chain scalability on the performance of large food and beverage processors in Nairobi City County. The specific objectives were to examine the effect of supply chain integration, diversified supply base on the performance of large food and beverage processors in Nairobi City County. This study employed a descriptive research design.  The target population was 368 managers and assistant managers of large food and beverage processors in Nairobi County. Yamane's 1967 formula was used to sample 192 staff using stratified according to their job department (operations, procurement and supplies, finance, and store management). Primary data was collected using questionnaires.  The pilot was conducted with 19 management staff representing 10% of the sample. The study used content and construct validity. Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient was used to measure reliability. The SPSS version 28 was used to analyze data.   Descriptive and inferential statistics were used in the study. Findings show that; there is a strong significant relationship between supply chain integration and firm performance (r=0.539, p=0.000), a strong significant relationship between diversified supply base and firm performance (r=0.600, p=0.000). The recommendations are;  the firms  should closely work together with suppliers in order to increase the level of integration, the firms  should carry out comprehensive supply sourcing which  ensures that the shortlisted suppliers are committed, reliable, and the firms  need to make sure that the supply chain is flexible to  increase the performance of their supply chain.

Key Words: Supply Chain Scalability, Supply Chain Integration, Diversified Supply Base, Performance, Large Food and Beverage Processors 

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