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Title: Supply Chain Risk Management for Bulawayo Power Station in Zimbabwe: an Explorative Study of Sourcing and the Severity of Disruptions in Operations.
Authors: Vundla, Thubelihle
Keywords: disruption
management
Bulawayo Power Station
supply chain
Issue Date: Apr-2017
Publisher: Lupane State University
Abstract: The main thrust of this research is to examine the impact of disruption in operations as a result of sourcing strategies used by Bulawayo Power Station. Also it aims to assess how effective and efficient are mitigation strategies used to reduce these risks to their residual level. Results of this investigation are anticipated to be of use to managers to better prioritize their supply chain risk management efforts and investments. The methodology that was used is both quantitative and qualitative, using a survey instrument in the form of questionnaires that was distributed to employees at Bulawayo Power Station. Questionnaire modification adopted that one of traditional risks analysis: identification, assessing and mitigating. The main findings are that there single sourcing exposes the organisation to a lot of risks which affect the operation of the power station in particular electricity generation. Traditional mitigation methods of treat, transfer, terminate and tolerate differ with respect to usefulness, and expected risks are somewhat different than past risks. The researcher came up with conclusions reached that chronic risks such as transportation delays and inadequate, supplier, labour problems, and bureaucracy/red tape are more severe than highly publicized and visible risks such as natural disasters. Notable single sourcing can be used were there ids only one supplier in the market or it makes business sense to use one supplier. Mitigation strategies used were useful to mitigate disruptions that occurred.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/391
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