THE IMPACT OF EFFECTIVE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT IN A MANUFACTURING COMPANY (A CASE STUDY OF OKIN BISCUIT COMPANIES OF NIGERIA P.L.C)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE

Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgement

Abstract

Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE

  1. Introduction

1.1     Statement of the study

1.2     Objective of the study

1.3     Significance of the study

1.4     Statement of the Hypothesis

1.5     Scope and limitation of the study

1.6     Historical background of the case study

1.7     Organization chart of the case study

1.8     Definition of Terms 

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

  1. Introduction

 2.1    Definition of material management

 2.2    Source of raw materials

 2.3    The make or buy decision

 2.4    Factors affecting the size of raw materials held in stock

 2.5    Costs of associated with raw materials

2.6     The inventory management system

2.7     Management companies

2.8     Characteristics of manufacturing companies

 2.9    Types of manufacturing companies

 2.10 Factors affecting the operation of each company

 2.11 The impact of material management on manufacturing companies.

CHAPTER THREE

  1. Research methodology

3.1     Data collection Research method used

3.2     Instrument used in data collection

3.3     Research population and sample size

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0     Data presentation analysis and interpretation

4.1 Introduction (Theoretical Essay Writing)

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0 Summary of findings, conclusion and recommendations

5.1 Summary of findings

5.2 Conclusions

5.3 Recommendations

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

The manufacturing sector plays an important role in the Nigeria economy and has benefits that are crucial for her economic transformation in a typical advanced economy, the manufacturing sector is leading, if not the only leading sector in many aspects .it is an avenue for increasing productivity related to import replacement and export expansion creating foreign exchange earnings capacity raising employment and per capital income which results in unique consumptions.

Before independence, agricultural production dominated the Nigeria economy and accounted for the share of its foreign exchange earning.

Initially, inadequate capital investment permitted only modest expansion of manufacturing activity ,early effort in the manufacturing sector were oriented towards the adoption of import substitution strategy in which light industry and assembly related manufacturing ventures were embarked upon by the formers trading companies.

The structural adjustment program (SAP) of 1986 was partly designed revitalize the manufacturing sector of the economy by shifting emphasis from sourcing for inputs from abroad to increase domestics sourcing through monetary and fiscal policies deregulation of the foreign exchange market was also effected to make non oil exports more competitive .although this equally resulted into massive escalation of input cost.

 The overall feeling and the simple truth is that Nigerian economy sis still in the woods, the business environment is particularly hostile to industrial harmony and higher productivity, putting into consideration the past decade and even the present one, would see that the economic variables of the external business environment which are uncontrollable in nature have had negative effect an production activities .

Therefore, for a business to survive, remain profitable and enhance its production activities it must adopt strategies aimed at effective and efficient management of its resources to keep it and course,

These resources are mainly human and material but for its purpose of this project we are concerned with the raw materials varying from the initial sourcing to the final utilization in order to get the final goods

Material management is the act of co-coordinating all material resources available within the organization in the most economic way that guarantees the right quality soas to make goods available to customers as when needed in an attempt to achieve the overall broad objectives of the organization optimum use of them by ensuring available of materials needed at the right price, quantity, quality, from right supplier and delivered at the right time and place.

 The price, quantity quality, time and sources already mentioned are controlled variable belonging to the internal environment of the business which can be managed with proper plans put in place.

Nevertheless, the greater challenge facing a business as it affects material management in production deals with the uncontrollable variable of the external environment which needs to be manipulated particularly in battered economy like ours.

  •  STATEMENT OF THE STUDY

The subject of material management cannot be overemphasized in manufacturing companies today a failure to take cognizance of it has resulted in the winding up of so many company in present times because proper management of material was not done this has led to tying down of capital breakdown in production activities, reduced sales and profit, increase waste and scrap, loss of customers to competitors and even fall in our foreign exchange earnings.

Since this problem is true of many manufacturing companies in our economy, the question that came to mind which this project will highlights are: