How Leagile Strategy and Strategic Partnership Affect Competitive Advantage of Construction Supply Chains in a Developing Economy
Presenter: Zachary Awino, Ph.D., Professor at the Faculty of Business and Management Science, University of Nairobi
Co-Presenter: Grace Georgine Oyombe, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Nairobi
The webinar explores a study aimed at answering the confronting question: What strategy should be followed to alleviate the myriad problems facing the construction supply chains in a developing economy like Kenya. Therefore, the study assessed the influence of leagile strategy and strategic partnership on competitive advantage of construction supply chains in Nairobi City County.
There is rapid growth in the construction industry and the government of Kenya has heavily invested in the sector. However, the construction companies are confronted with countless problems comprising low competitiveness, inefficiencies, and poor performance. Many projects experience delayed completion, lack of quality assurance, collapse of buildings, rushed orders, long lead times, and last-minute changes in specifications and delivery times, culminating in consumer dissatisfaction.
This topic is presented into two parts:
- Prof. Awino presents the linkages of strategic partnership, leagile strategy, competitive advantage and supply chains, the theoretical perspectives, conceptual overview and the supporting literature.
- Grace Oyombe, a Ph.D. candidate, presents the empirical evidence based on Professor Awino's submission on the construction industry context. She also provides a critical analysis of her findings in relation to the previous studies as they appear in the literature review.