The Impact of Regulations on Public Supply Chain Performance: Case of Tanzania
- 10.2991/ebic-17.2018.34How to use a DOI?
- Operation Management, Supply Chain, Public Supply Chain, Regulations, Tanzania
The supply chain in public sector in Tanzania has been characterized as being ineffective leading to the loss of taxpayers' money. Laws and regulations are key factors identified to pull back public supply chain performance's initiatives in public sectors. Reasons include i). Regulations are not realistic to the environment in which supply chain operates; ii). Laws and regulations are not flexible thus created a roadblock for practitioners to improve the efficiency or responsiveness in public supply chain. This paper conducted a survey interviewing 120 respondents with varying demographical characteristics and background in the field of supply chain management from both public and private sectors. The paper conducted data analyses using SPSS to study the impact of laws and regulations on public supply chain performance. The study showed that there is negative impact of laws and regulations (PPA2011) on effectiveness (cost) of a public supply chain. The study also found that PPA2011 has no significant impact on innovation and effectiveness of a public supply chain in Tanzania. This study suggests the Tanzania government amend sections of PPA2011 and regulations 2016 that seems to limit the performance of the supply chain in public sector. By doing so, a real benefit and essence of laws and regulations in the public supply chain will be harnessed.
- © 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - Maganja Johanes Sospeter AU - Wenkai Li PY - 2018/01 DA - 2018/01 TI - The Impact of Regulations on Public Supply Chain Performance: Case of Tanzania BT - Proceedings of the 1st Economics and Business International Conference 2017 (EBIC 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 214 EP - 228 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ebic-17.2018.34 DO - 10.2991/ebic-17.2018.34 ID - Sospeter2018/01 ER -