Supplier Evaluation and Supply Chain Performance of Shipping Firms in Rivers State, Nigeria (Published)
This study investigated the effect of supplier evaluation on supply chain performance of shipping firms in Rivers State, Nigeria. The study adopted an explanatory research design with a causal type of investigation. Both primary and secondary methods of data collection were used to obtain relevant data for analysis. The instrument of data collection employed was the questionnaire. The study population comprised of the forty-five (45) shipping firms operating in Rivers State as enlisted in the Nigerian oil and gas industry annual report (2020). Two top management staff from each of the shipping firms operating in Rivers State were selected as respondents for the study hence a total of ninety (90) respondents were used for the study. The data was analyzed using the Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation statistic through the aid of statistical packages for social science version 23.0. The result of the findings revealed the existence of significant and positive relationship between supplier evaluation and supply chain performance of shipping firms in Rivers State. It was concluded that supplier evaluation affect supply chain performance of shipping firms in Rivers state and hence recommended that managers of shipping firms should capitalize on the relevant role of supplier evaluation in their operations to ensure efficient supply chain performance.
An Investigation of Factors Affecting Customers’ Satisfaction in the Supermarket Sector In Ho Chi Minh City (Hcmc) – Vietnam (Published)
This empirical study was conducted to find out the relationship among four factors such as brand image, service quality, product quality, and price toward customer’s satisfaction in supermarket in HCMC. The qualitative approach was applied to point out the measurement of the scales of factors and the quantitative approach was to test whether these observed variables contributing to these factors or not. After that, the author conducted a survey to customers who go shopping in Co.op Mart and Vinmart. After checking and selecting the suitable samples, the author collected 221 samples to analyze for this study. There was the test for the reliable theoretical framework that was conducted to test whether the hypothesis was supported or not. As a result, based on multiple regression analysis, the theoretical framework was significant and all the hypotheses were accepted. The factor affecting most to customer’s satisfaction was Price, the second one was Service Quality, the third one was Product Quality, and finally one was Brand Image. In general, this research model was conducted properly and valued to study. Supermarkets in HCMC can apply this empirical study to set up their business strategies and improve their customers’ satisfaction in order to enhance competitive competence as well as attract more new customers in the new era.
Marketing Strategies and the Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria (Published)
The study examined the impact of three marketing strategies (product quality, marketing communication and relationship marketing) on the performance of selected Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The study was motivated by the fact that SMEs in Akwa Ibom State find themselves in a competitive environment and may not know which marketing strategy is effective in improving their business performances. The study adopted the survey method. 240 questionnaires were issued to SMEs in the three senatorial districts of the State. This formed the sample of the study. The data obtained was analysed using Pearson Product Moment correlation analysis which was computed electronically by the use of Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 21. The study revealed that there is a significant impact of product quality strategy and relationship marketing strategy on the profitability and increased market share of SMEs in Akwa Ibom State. The study recommends that SMEs should invest so much in product quality rather than in advertisement as this would enhance the firm’s profitability. Also, the customers should be valued and treated as kings as cordial relationship between firm and customers results in the increase of the organizations market base.
An Analysis of Factors Impact on Customer Satisfaction in Vietnam Restaurants: Case of Fast Food Restaurants (Published)
The primary purpose of this study is to explore the factors that investigate the customers’ evaluation and perception about determinants influencing on customer satisfaction at Vietnamese fast-food restaurants. It is very essential for every business not only to retain their existing customers but also to extend and appeal more new customers significantly. In this study, the scale is measured on four main factors as Service quality, Product quality, Price, and Environment affecting to all common fast-food restaurants in Vietnam market. To appraise and evaluate the influence of each factor, the study uses the mixed method of quantitative and qualitative researches. The findings from the study revealed that the current situation of each factor in Vietnam fast-food industry and how extremely influencing each factor is. Furthermore, these findings also provide useful strategies and understandable knowledge to improve and develop in Vietnamese fast-food restaurants as well as the satisfaction level from customers.
Customer Satisfaction towards Q Mobiles brand (Review Completed - Accepted)
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to measure the customer satisfaction towards Q mobiles brand affe by discussing variables such as service quality, product quality, , work load financial benefit, perceived value.
Design/methodology/approach: Being descriptive study, survey method was adopted for data collection to find out the factors. A sample of 150 students of Islamia university of Bahawalpur was selected for the survey. Data was analyzed by using Cronbach‟s Alpha, correlation and regression in SPSS software.
Findings: The independent variable service quality was correlated with dependent variable customer satisfaction.