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ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS AFFECTING PRODUCTIVITY OF VEHICLE ASSEMBLY: THE CASE OF BELAYAB MOTORS PLC

THOMAS G/TINSAE G/KIRSTOS

Thesis supervisor(s)

Dugasa Mulugeta (Ph.D),

The purpose of this research was to asses factors affecting productivity of vehicle
assembly; the case of Belayab Motors PLC. The study used a descriptive research design
and mixed research approach using quantitative and qualitative data collection using
survey questionnaire & face to face interview, out of 115 employees sample of
89(77.3%) of population is selected through stratified sampling techniques. The collected
data was analyzed using SPSS version 22.1 data was presented using description (notes)
used percentage of statistics and ratios by crafting tables, figures, and interpretations
and analysis of data’s. Findings of this thesis reveals that gaps are observed on the
company regarding on the following major areas; Lack of training for employees, Lack
of customer focused strategy, Lack of technology transfer strategies, wrong delivery of
spare parts as well as shortage of spare parts, Lack of long term suppliers relationships.
Recommendations by the study are: training demands should be addressed and fairly
distributed to employees, focus should be given for customer focused strategy and
implementation that consider demands of buyers, attention should be given to technology
transfers since the company vision is becoming car preferable manufacturer in east
Africa, to minimize and eliminate wrong delivery of spare parts proper communication is
needed with the suppliers, long term supplier business relations are needed since as
frequent supplier change are there after sales services and delivery of spare parts could
be unmanageable, Selling price of the company should consider for other similar
competitors with similar products.

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