Maureen Achieng Nyakako, Dr. Anthony Osoro


The purpose of this was to establish the relationship between Inventory automation and performance of distribution firms in Nairobi City County, Kenya. The specific objectives of this study were; E- sourcing and E-invoicing. The study employed a descriptive research design. The study preferred this method because it allowed an in-depth study of the subject. The target population of this study was 135 respondents from 45 registered distribution firms in Nairobi City County, Kenya as per KIFWA.  Deputy heads and heads of transport and logistics department from each of the distribution firms were the respondents. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaires. The study employed stratified random sampling technique in coming up with a sample size. Pilot study was carried out to establish the validity and reliability of the research instruments. The instruments were designed appropriately according to the study objectives. The data collected was analyzed by used of descriptive and inferential statistics. The study used multiple regression and correlation analysis to show the relationship between the dependent variable and the independent variables. The data generated was keyed in and analyzed by use of Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS) version 24 to generate information which is presented using charts, frequencies and percentages. Pilot test results produced over 0.7 and above rating. This confirmed the reliability of the research instruments and construct content validity results was over 0.5 which was acceptable.

Key Words: Inventory Automation, E- sourcing, E-invoicing, Performance of Distribution Firms, Nairobi City County

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