Publications


2010

MAGUTU, MRPETERSONOBARA, MEROKA PROFMBECHEISAAC, ONSERIO MRNYAMWANGESTEPHEN.  2010.  Formulation and Implementation Of Operation Strategies Used In Solid Waste Management: Case Study Of City Council Of Nairobi. Journal of African Research in Business & Technology. : IBIMA Publishing

2009

ONSERIO, MRNYAMWANGESTEPHEN, ONSERIO MRNYAMWANGESTEPHEN.  2009.  Magutu Peterson and Onserio Nyamwange, "Quality Management in Higher Education in Kenya". Paper Presented in The 5th International Operations Research of Eastern Africa Conference, White Sands Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 16th . : IBIMA Publishing
MEROKA, PROFMBECHEISAAC, ONSERIO MRNYAMWANGESTEPHEN.  2009.  Peterson Obara Magutu, Isaac Meroka Mbeche, Richard Bitange Nyaoga, Onserio Nyamwange, Richard Nyaanga Ongeri, and Thomas Ogoro Ombati, "Quality Management Practices in Kenyan Educational Institutions: The Case of the University of Nairobi". Presented at The 12th International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) Conference on Creating Global Economies through Innovation and Knowledge Management. Published in Communications of the IBIMA (ISSN: 1943-7765) and IBIMA Business Revi. : IBIMA Publishing
MEROKA, PROFMBECHEISAAC, ONSERIO MRNYAMWANGESTEPHEN.  2009.  Peterson Obara Magutu, Isaac Meroka Mbeche, Onserio Nyamwange, Monica Nditu Mwove, "Formulation And Implementation Of Operation Strategies Used In Solid Waste Management: Case Study Of Nairobi City Council". Presented at The 12th International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) Conference on Creating Global Economies through Innovation and Knowledge Published in Communications of the IBIMA (ISSN: 1943-7765) and IBIMA Business Review (ISSN: 19. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract

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The major purpose of this study was to document the operations strategy used in solid waste management, alongside the challenges facing implementation. This was a case study. Data was collected from fifty- (50) members and managers from the City Council of Nairobi and analyzed using descriptive statistics. The data was then summarized and presented in the form of proportions, tables and percentages.

The following findings were arrived at: First, the CEO and the employees do the formulation of the operations strategy as part of a planning process that coordinates operational goals with those of the larger organization. The annual objectives on solid waste management are well documented, which is inclusive of improving public health of the people; the environment; and maintain public cleanliness in order to keep public places aesthetically acceptable: by ensuring the proper storage, collection, transportation, safe treatment and disposal of solid waste. Secondly, the heads/managers feel that the current policies adequately support the institutions strategic plan. Thirdly, on the evaluation of the CCN's operations strategies used in solid waste management, it was also found that CCN has not invested on enough time and effort in analyzing environment capabilities and services to develop their operations strategy. On the other hand the CCN has not invested on enough time and effort in implementing its operations strategy. The internal strengths with the highest effect on CCN's competitive advantage, resulting from its operations strategy are: responsive employees in meeting customer needs, highly trained employees and quality control techniques. Lastly, the factors that have strongly limited sound waste management operations strategy implementation are the inability to formulate and implement sound solid waste management policies, inadequate treatment and disposal of solid waste and inadequate landfill disposal. The results have further used to come up with a model which exposes the integration of the operation strategies in solid waste management.

Keywords: Operation Strategy, Solid Waste Management and City Council

2008

ONSERIO, MRNYAMWANGESTEPHEN.  2008.  The Challenges Of Training Logistics Personnel In East Africa: Critical Lessons From Employers. Paper presented at the 4TH International Operations Research Society of Eastern Africa (ORSEA) Conference, 2008 on . : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
While the role of logistics and supply chain management in developing competitive business capabilities is beginning to be recognized by many global organizations, there is critical need to ensure that training institutions do their part in imparting market-driven skills to prospective and existing practitioners. The role and importance of supply chain management has largely been attributed to the effects of globalization, intensifying competition and an increasing emphasis on customer orientation (Gunasekaran et al., 2004; Webster, 2002). Against this backdrop, effective supply chain management is considered key to building a sustainable competitive edge through improved inter and intra-firm relationships (Ellinger, 2000).
O, MRAKELOERNEST, ONSERIO MRNYAMWANGESTEPHEN.  2008.  Inventory Management by Simulation Analysis . Paper presented at the 4TH International Operations Research Society of Eastern Africa (ORSEA) Conference, 2008 on . : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
This paper presents the findings of a study that explored the use of Monte Carlo simulation method to optimally manage inventory in the water equipment industry. The study treated both demand and lead time as stochastic. It proposes an inventory model that will minimize the total inventory costs through simulation analysis while demonstrating how simulation technique can be effectively used to solve inventory management problems
ONSERIO, MRNYAMWANGESTEPHEN.  2008.  Computer Based Quality Management for Small Scale Manufacturers in Kenya. Paper presented at the 4TH International Operations Research Society of Eastern Africa (ORSEA) Conference, 2008 on . : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
The objective of the research are to develop a computer based Quality Management program that is applicable to small and medium scale manufacturers. Among the tasks to be accomplished is pursuing the above objective, was the validation of the computer program by applying it to a small scale manufacturing organization.

2006

ONSERIO, MRNYAMWANGESTEPHEN.  2006.  Nyamwange S O, Decongesting Road Traffic In The City of Nairobi. Paper Presented at.. The 3rd Operations research Society of Eastern Africa Conference, Imperial Beach resort hotel, Entebbe, Uganda .. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
While the role of logistics and supply chain management in developing competitive business capabilities is beginning to be recognized by many global organizations, there is critical need to ensure that training institutions do their part in imparting market-driven skills to prospective and existing practitioners. The role and importance of supply chain management has largely been attributed to the effects of globalization, intensifying competition and an increasing emphasis on customer orientation (Gunasekaran et al., 2004; Webster, 2002). Against this backdrop, effective supply chain management is considered key to building a sustainable competitive edge through improved inter and intra-firm relationships (Ellinger, 2000).

2004

ONSERIO, MRNYAMWANGESTEPHEN.  2004.  Nyamwange S O and Nyaguthie A. "Humanitarian Logistics Challenges: Lessons from Somalia", Paper presented at. The Humanitarian Logistics Conference, in Windsor Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
While the role of logistics and supply chain management in developing competitive business capabilities is beginning to be recognized by many global organizations, there is critical need to ensure that training institutions do their part in imparting market-driven skills to prospective and existing practitioners. The role and importance of supply chain management has largely been attributed to the effects of globalization, intensifying competition and an increasing emphasis on customer orientation (Gunasekaran et al., 2004; Webster, 2002). Against this backdrop, effective supply chain management is considered key to building a sustainable competitive edge through improved inter and intra-firm relationships (Ellinger, 2000).

2003

ONSERIO, MRNYAMWANGESTEPHEN.  2003.  Mbeche, I.M and Nyamwange S O, "Operations Strategies applied for the competitiveness of Kenyan large manufacturing firms".. Hekima Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 2. No.1,. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
While the role of logistics and supply chain management in developing competitive business capabilities is beginning to be recognized by many global organizations, there is critical need to ensure that training institutions do their part in imparting market-driven skills to prospective and existing practitioners. The role and importance of supply chain management has largely been attributed to the effects of globalization, intensifying competition and an increasing emphasis on customer orientation (Gunasekaran et al., 2004; Webster, 2002). Against this backdrop, effective supply chain management is considered key to building a sustainable competitive edge through improved inter and intra-firm relationships (Ellinger, 2000).

2001

ONSERIO, MRNYAMWANGESTEPHEN.  2001.  Nyamwange S. O. "Operations Strategies Applied for the Competitiveness of Kenyan Large Manufacturing Firms", MBA Research Project,. Hekima Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 2. No.1,. : IBIMA Publishing Abstract
While the role of logistics and supply chain management in developing competitive business capabilities is beginning to be recognized by many global organizations, there is critical need to ensure that training institutions do their part in imparting market-driven skills to prospective and existing practitioners. The role and importance of supply chain management has largely been attributed to the effects of globalization, intensifying competition and an increasing emphasis on customer orientation (Gunasekaran et al., 2004; Webster, 2002). Against this backdrop, effective supply chain management is considered key to building a sustainable competitive edge through improved inter and intra-firm relationships (Ellinger, 2000).

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