The Role of Materials Management in the Financial Performance of a Manufacturing Organization Case Study: East African Breweries Limited

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UGANDA MARTYRS UNIVERSITY The role of materials management in the financial performance of a manufacturing organization Case study: East African Breweries Limited SUBMITTED BY: SAMUEL KISUKI Jr REGISTRATION NUMBER: 2012-M101-10005 A research Proposal submitted to the Faculty of Business Administration and Management April 2013 Supervisor: Mrs. Lillian Walusimbi CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.1 INTRODUCTION In this chapter, the researcher will talk about the background to the study, statement of the problem that reflects the case study, hypothesis clearly stating in summary what the research hopes to achieve, scope and justification of the study, conceptual framework and definition of terms and concepts. 1.2 BACKGROUND OF THE…show more content…
They invest heavily in materials management activities and are of the view that it is a necessity if they are to succeed. These companies are indeed market leaders in their different sectors and are always efficient in resource utilization, production capacity and supply to consumers. This study will seek to establish the exact role played by Materials Management in the success of a manufacturing entity and how its various activities directly link to financial performance. The researcher believes that explaining the benefits in a financial performance point of view will be able to motivate more Ugandan businesses to invest in materials management because they will now know it corresponding financial benefits. 1.4 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY i. General Objective The purpose of the study is to establish the role of materials management in the financial performance of an organization. Materials management will be studied in terms of its underlying activities which are purchasing, inventory management and distribution while financial performance will be analysed in terms of operating results, asset management, liability management and cash management. ii. Specific Objectives * To establish how purchasing affects the financial performance of an organization * To analyse the role played by

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