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dc.contributor.advisor Mpehle, Zwelibanzi Ngobeni, Harley 2017-05-23T09:21:28Z 2017-05-23T09:21:28Z 2016
dc.description Thesis (MPA.) -- University of Limpopo, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of administrative intervention in Supply Chain Management in the Department of Education in Limpopo. This was done with the aim of looking into the strategies that were put in place during the intervention process and to examine whether the strategies have yielded the desired results of stabilising the department’s finances and averting the possible collapse of essential services. Qualitative data were collected, primarily in the form of semi-structured interviews using an interview schedule consisting of both closed and open-ended questions with the Chief Financial Officer, General Manager (SCM), Senior Manager (SCM), Manager Demand and Acquisition, six Supply Chain Management Practitioners, and two members of the Intervention Task Team. All these officials provided sufficient information related to the effect of the administrative intervention in the SCM of the Limpopo Department of Education. The study found that there were a number of strategies that were put in place by the members of the Intervention Task Team during the intervention process, such as : • Catering not exceeding R50.00 per person has to be provided only for meetings with external stakeholders and this provision only applied to meetings that take longer than five hours; • Promotional items such as t-shirts, caps, bags, etc., were not to be purchased by the department; • Engagement of consultants was also reduced to the minimal and it was only allowed where the department does not have the requisite skills or resources in its full time employ to perform the assignment in question; and • Trips by vehicles were to be optimised to reduce costs. However, the strategies that were put in place by the Intervention Task Team in the Supply chain management did not yield the desired results of stabilising the department’s finances and averting the possible collapse of essential services. Limpopo Department of Education continued to get an undesirable disclaimer audit iii opinion for the fourth consecutive year and the findings depicted poor administration and inability to comply with the treasury regulations. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 114 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject Supply chain management en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Business logistics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Purchasing departments en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial procurement -- Management en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Government purchasing -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title An assessment of the effectiveness of administrative interventions in supply chain management in the Limpopo Department of Basic Education, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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